Monday, April 4, 2016

Gear Up For Spring!

By: Amy M.

You look at your calendar and it is indeed April but you look out your window and it’s snowing and looks and feels like December!  With the ups and downs of the weather every few days it is easy to get discouraged. It gets hard to see the end of the dreary weather and the start of the spring season.  You may have to move your exercise routine indoors today but you can make sure your outdoor gear is ready for the warm weather that will come.  Go through all your outdoor gear like your bicycle, helmet, sneakers, reflective gear, hiking gear, boating (paddle board, canoe or kayak), outdoor exercise clothing and make sure they are ready for another season.   If anything is damaged, needs to be tuned up or replaced a snowy day is just the day to take care of it so it’s ready to go when you are.  Also, make a list of items that you need to have on hand like sunscreen, insect repellent, first aid kit, spare bicycle tire, air pump, reflective tape, water proof bags (kayaking), and extra clothes to make your spring adventure safer and more enjoyable.  Once you go through everything, you can be rest assured that when the warm weather finally arrives, you are ready and can get out there and enjoy it!