Sunday, January 30, 2011

Fever Fixer

Yesterday afternoon I felt what I thought was a fever coming on!  It has been awhile since I had one and didn't recognize the signs right away.   I went to bed early last night and got a good night sleep and felt O.K. this morning when I woke.  As the morning went on, I began feeling like I did yesterday, only this time it kept getting worse as each minute passed!   The symptoms were obvious and I knew I better do something before it progressed to something worse!  I bundled up in all my warm layers and drove to the nearest place I could think of that might offer a cure!

A five kilometer hike on Nose Hill was exactly what I needed to cure me of cabin fever!
I'm not use to spending most of my weekend stuck inside!  I like exercise, fresh air, big skies, wide open places!  I found all that this afternoon at Nose Hill Natural Environmental Park.  It was bitterly cold at -23C (-9F) with a windchill of -31C(-24F).   I didn't care!  I was dressed for it!

The sun even broke through the clouds!
It was cold!  The proof is in the hair!
The sundog was amazing!  
I did a cross-country out and back, I mean a cross-hill over and back from 14th St to Shaganappi Trail.  I brought my GPS with me to record my distance but ended up using it to get me on the right track back after I explored through some trees at the far end.  That is a big park and my foot prints were blown away so couldn't follow them out.  Once back on track, I picked up the pace as I fought the wind.

An hour and a half later, I was totally cured of my fever!  

3 comments:

  1. Lol great post! Sounds like you had a great day out there! At least the sun was shining and it wasn't nearly as cold as I thought it might be today!

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  2. So, did you have a fever as in raised temperature, or was it the cabin fever? A doctor on the news the other day was saying how this weather's really bogged some people down as we've been spending more time indoors than usual. But - check out the sunny forecast for the next week! :-)

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  3. You had me worried there for a minute! Ha ha - cabin fever - I grew up in northern Illinois and my mother used to say we kids had that all winter long!

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