Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Snow Shoveling is My Winter Sport

Snowing (Photo credit: bcmom)
We shoveled the driveway 3 times today.  Sometimes it's hard not to just wait until it finally stops snowing to actually go out and shovel.  It just seems like it's a losing battle - shoveling while the snow seems to pile up as fast as we remove it.  Ok, it's not quite that bad, but seeing that layer of snow on the parts of the driveway we already shoveled is a bit discouraging.

What would be even more discouraging would be waiting until the snow finally stops coming down - and having to face a driveway covered in 6-7 inches of snow.  It was definitely much better to tackle it a few inches at a time!

Still, on a snowy day like this I am very tempted to stay inside and curl up with a good book, use the internet to read breast cancer information and facts and how to write an effective cover letter, or watch a good movie or two - glancing out the window frequently just to watch the snow come down, because it is really pretty.

Instead I made chicken soup, pita, and yogurt, washed towels, washed dishes, and I don't know what all, including all that snow shoveling - and barely got to sit down at all.  I'm counting all that snow shoveling as a winter sport and logging it at BeeWellforLife, and they'll donate to a good cause for everything I log.  It used to go to an organization that supported women living with breast cancer and their families, but now the donations go to the American Diabetes Association and an organization that helps women who are living with or are at risk of heart disease.  I just like that I can donate to something good just for doing something that I'm doing already - usually walking, but in this case shoveling snow.

Also, remember those breast cancer facts I wanted to read?  Turns out that regular exercise is one of the factors that can reduce your chance of getting breast cancer.
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