Keep in mind cardio is not advised with lyme infection per some well known llmd's. Some point in time, you need to get on with life and prove what can do ....again.
This is a low commitment/ low impact exercise for those who were athletic and live in snow country. Uses more muscles than hard surface jogging and less joint impact. Short sprints mean you can stop whenever as you are not out on some long run. A good way to test yourself assuming your heart is in good shape and you exercised before.
10-12 inches of snow is ideal for this, maybe 8-10 for "vertically challenged" people.
Mowed, snow covered, flat parkland/ ball fields work best. I wear snow hikers, "gators" help keep the snow out avoiding wet feet. (The skaters at the adjacent hockey rink prob think I'm nuts.)
Just did 100 yards x 2 yesterday...nothing in the gym replicates this. With snow, every stride is a little different to, less repetitive motion. First did about
25 yards in January as a baseline for muscle health and lungs. Winter fatbiking is more of a longer clumsy, slow workout. X-C ski, like summer running, has a lot of repetitive motion, so I skipped that this winter.
I have also "snowshoe run" in snowy deep fields, ....you launch like a rabbit pretty far sometime from the undergrowth spring effect. Snowshoe run/racing events gave me this idea. Winter boredom can make people try weird things in snow country.
Had initial lyme symptoms late 80's, then again and with bullseye early 90's. Ended ABX for Lyme in 2015. Rebuilding / fine tuning / fixing muscles since then; member "10 Percenters Lyme Club". What an adventure this has been. Hashimotos adds to the enjoyment.
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