Sunday, June 28, 2015

Journey to Walking 26.2—Weather

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We can often use weather as an excuse for not getting out the door to walk, but there are things that can help you to be more comfortable and safe.


1.  First of all, when it's hot or there's warm weather with high humidity, make every effort to walk in the morning, when it's a bit cooler.

2.  Wear light colored clothing.

3. Wear a light colored hat.  Soak your hat or your whole head when you get hot.

4. Bring cold water along with you and consider bringing a jug of ice water to keep in your car, so you can refill when needed.

5.  Use a product like this one below that has an ice pack you can wrap around your neck to stay cool.

Cool Downz Icy Neck Wrap


1.  Dress in layers.

2.  Wear a hat.

3.  Wear gloves.

4.  Wear warm socks.

5.  Stay hydrated.  Your body can warm itself better when you're hydrated.


1.  Be careful not to slip on icy roads and sidewalks.

2.  Use a product like the one below to strap on your shoes for better traction.

Yaktrax Walker Traction Cleats for Snow and Ice, Black, Medium

Wind and Rain

Sorry, folks!  I have no suggestions for these two conditions.  I hate them both.  I'm open to suggestions.

Happy walking!

For more information, see the video below.

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  1. Those are some really, really great tips and the excuses are my go to usually, lol! Guess I'll have to change that now ;0)

    1. Hi Shantel! Glad the information was helpful and will inspire you to walk. :) --Jen

  2. I joined a gym in January, no more weather excuses. Unless you count "I don't want to drive to the gym in the snow" hahaa

    1. I hope the gym is working out for you. I can never motivate myself to go. There's something about being outside that motivates me... unless it's raining or really windy! :)

  3. I have gotten to when it is too hot or cold for me to walk outside to head to the grocery store or Walmarts and I walk the aisles and just people watch. So when it rains I will be doing the same thing as it leads to many blog posts.

    1. Great idea and I'm sure you see many interesting things. :)

  4. Great tips. Thanks for sharing on the Healthy Living Link Party. It has been pinned to our party board and tweeted. Glad to have you as a regular contributor to the party.

  5. great post. I love walking but I admit that adverse weather conditions make it difficult to stay motivated. Thank you for linking up at Tuesday Afternoon.