Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday Weigh In - Winter Walking
I titled this post "Nanook of the North" - thinking Nanook was an urban legend. I quickly discovered he was a very real, very hardy and resourceful man. Viewed in light of Nanook's life, my walking accomplishments are microscopic. And so, I changed the title of this post.
"Nanook of the North" was the first ever documentary, filmed in the 1920s. In fact, the word "documentary" was not yet coined. Seriously, you HAVE to see this:
How many people and critters came out of the kayak? Unbelievable! The women were no slackers either. Someone had to sew all those pelts together to make their warm garb. I like Nyla's oversized hood that doubles as a baby backpack.
Lesson of the Day - If we arm ourselves with knowledge, many layers of warm clothing and perserverance, we can stay active, even under adverse conditions. (Or at least hit the treadmill!)
To learn more about winter walking, see:
To learn more about Nanook, see: