Bring on the snow!

Posted on February 13, 2013


nancy loderick shoveling snow
Okay, so my hip is only marginallly better. But that doesn’t mean I can’t be fit and strong. This was brought home to me during the recent blizzard, Nemo.

All told, we got about 30 inches of snow. My dear husband’s snow blower wasn’t powerful enough to plow through this, so guess who was out there Saturday and Sunday, shoveling?

I shoveled the entire front walkway all by myself! And I have the picture to prove it. (See the above picture.) It was the toughest physical thing I have ever done. The walkway is about 40 feet long, so with 30 inches of snow to plow through, I shoveled a LOT of snow. Even running a marathon would pale in comparison. After I finished, those endorphins were flowing and I felt so strong and accomplished. All those 4 am workouts really paid off. Even though nothing can prepare you for snow shoveling except for snow shoveling.

So, the lessons I learned from this monster blizzard:

1. Think positive.
If you think it, you can do it.

2. Break things down into manageable tasks.
I took it one shovel full at a time.

3. Stop and smell the roses.
In this case, there were no roses, but I was able to pause and soak in the bright sunshine, the brilliant blue sky and the crisp cool air. It was heaven

So what about you? What can you do if you put your mind to it?

Photo is courtesy of my dear husband, Ken. He is the author of Cranky Ken’s Blog.