The Cold, the Never Ending Cold

Old 03-23-2015, 06:39 PM
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The Cold, the Never Ending Cold

I've had my ups and downs with sobriety, but the one thing that has helped me the most is fitness. Still, I can get bored with the gym. I love it, but I also love being outside. I'm just wondering how others have tackled similar issues. I go to the gym almost everyday, and I can go back a second time. But when March rolls around I'm ready to get back outside to bike, hike, and row. Those are great evening activities to replace my box-o-wine ritual. Sometimes I think I should just move south, but I love Philadelphia.
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Old 03-23-2015, 08:10 PM
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Some of us post regularly under CafeCentral... we exercise and whine about the cold, the snow, and anything else that we feel deserves a whine! We also share a sense of humor, which has helped a lot this past winter.

We have several members from back East, so I have been able to hear about their experiences with this horrid winter. Surprisingly, Denver has not seen nearly the snow this year that the East coast has.
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Old 03-24-2015, 05:34 AM
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I live in Toronto, so we've also been unfortunate recipients of this AWFUL winter that won't die.

The only outdoor activities I like are warm weather activities. Winter sports can kiss my behind. I should've been born in a warmer climate.

Physical activity is crucial to my sobriety.
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:20 PM
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Philly - I agree with you on the weather. Living in the Midwest can be hard w/the winters (although this one wasn't that bad), but I struggle with dealing with the winters and thinking about moving some place warmer. I enjoy running and biking but it can be hard to do in the winter, although I do bike to work year round. (I bike on a bike path, so even though it may be -20 or 8 inches of snow on the ground, I'm generally safe because I bundle up like a crazy person and I don't have to worry about cars and traffic).
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Old 03-26-2015, 04:41 PM
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Feel your pain- if I'm on form I do some kind of workout 3 times a week, if the weather is halfway reasonable I run the other 2 days and sometimes go biking- but this winter has been a monster PITA. ONly out running a few times/month. Happily the cardio hasn't suffered too much, putting things back together the last couple weeks. I don't mind running into the low 30's if its dry out.. but this last winter was pretty wet. I think it was winter 2012 it didn't freeze much around here I could run most of the winter, that was nice. I started running to my alanon mtg and back too, a nice break from the usual course and good self-care
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