Winter’s last deep freeze?

The morning’s snow fog cloaks trees in ice, an eagle flies North, and the days of February blow forward. Is Spring training near?

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At Below Zero Soup’s a Hero

When it’s like this outside…
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organic vegetable and chicken broth (whatever you prefer); sparing on the noodles; carrot, red onion slices earlier in the simmer; orange and red mild peppers and garlic mid-simmer; and cherry tomatoes plus milled flax seed and a can of organic unsalted black beans; spice as desired, I used sea salt; olive oil splash at the end…turned out nice! [DO FOLLOW YOUR OWN DIETARY RESTRICTIONS AND OMIT WHAT YOU AND YOUR DOC’S HAVE RULED OUT!]

Winter Training: Light and Heat

Clouds Take on Light and Heat

Clouds Take on Light and Heat

Many times we shrink from cold weather training because, well, it’s cold out there and we feel chilled, or we imagine what discomfort we will encounter in coldness.

However, like clouds, our water rich bodies transfer heat and light energy, even use them to make nutrients.

We generate heat. Movement circulates it, and enlivens us with it.

If I spend a few hours writing and editing on a winter afternoon, I often notice my hands are cool. If I go outside in the freezing temperatures layered-up to train or labor, when I come back in, for a good long while my hands are warm and very comfortable.

Forested Crag Short Hike

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at the craggy hilltop the view through the trees to the great blue beyond

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name that track?

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Punching-in at an anonymous steep forest off-trail hike…lost in time and space for a short while, found prints, and a blue haven at the top. A windy, bracing hill walk. Memorable.