Jenny and I go for a two-mile walk every day.
Although we used to walk in the evenings, we have recently switched to early morning (hello, 6 am!) wake-up walks. I actually like getting up early and going for a walk. It gives my metabolism a kick-start and begins each day with action. And Jenny LOVES to go for a walk . . .any time!
Walking safely -- on dark, icy, unplowed, snow-covered streets (no major roads for Jenny and I) -- is a challenge in the winter. We have plenty of warm clothes (even Jenny has a sweater and a jacket), Jenny has a flashing red light that attaches to her collar (it's sort of like walking with a police cruiser in full flasher, but it works). But, still, I was always a bit leery of slipping and falling. I was never able to walk at a confident, work-out style speed.
(Sorry for the grainy pictures; it's dark at 6 am!)
After years of wondering if these would work, I picked up a pair and tried them out myself.
They stretch on over any pair of shoes or boots.
And they work!!!!
They really do make it feel that you are walking (or running, apparently) on dry pavement! So now, instead of feeling like a Weeble (remember them? "Weebles wobble but they don't fall down!") as I walk, Jenny and I can trudge along at a good, fast, work-out pace and work up quite a sweat to start our day. Even in deep snow. Even on ice. These little contraptions have just become one of my favorite things!
If you walk in the snow, or on snow-packed or icy roads, give these a try. For a relatively small investment (under $20), you can feel a lot more solid. You'll be trudging right along -- just like Jenny and I!