Thursday, June 12, 2008

On Nordic Walking

*Not Actually Chorus.

Yesterday afternoon, WH and I went to a Nordic walking workshop put on by some friends of ours who own shoe stores here in Prairie City. Nordic involves two lightweigh poles by which the walker acquires a more complete upper-body workout while walking, and additionally, by which the walker receives additional support for lower backs, knees, etc. You can read more about it here.

We are trying to decide whether we will purchase Nordic poles for our trek in California, or whether we are better to buy actual trekking poles, which are a little bit heavier, and are designed more for support and less for fitness. The trek we're doing in Sonoma Valley will not be overly arduous, but there will be some elevation changes, so we're leaning towards trekking poles for that reason. Plus, the more wine we drink while we're there, the more likely we are to need "support."

But the Nordic walking is definitely something that we're interested in continuing with! I highly recommend giving it a try!

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