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Old 02-23-21, 11:07 AM  
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No, it's just not worth the potential injury to me. I'll jog in slightly chillier weather and don't even necessarily mind a sudden summer downpour (my only concern then is my headphones and phone, but I can often zip them up in my fanny pack quickly). But truly subarctic windy cold, snow, and ice are a no go, so I haven't gone out for a walk or jog since the last time we had a random warm snap in early January, and I miss it so.

Today is sunny and the ice is actively melting, so I may just do an experimental walk around my neighborhood at long last.
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Old 02-23-21, 11:27 AM  
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Old 02-23-21, 11:36 AM  
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I like to walk outside every day. We don’t get snow and icy conditions very often, but when we do it can be slippery as the temp hovers around freezing. I have little gizmos similar to these that attach to my hiking boots. They work great.
https://www.amazon.ca/Ice-Cleats-Sno...%2C218&sr=1-19
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Old 02-23-21, 11:39 AM  
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Oh. Hell. No.
Same here! Ice is Nature's way of saying "stay home and do a video!"

YakTrax didn't work for me, either. If anything the metal is more slippery on ice.
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Old 02-23-21, 12:19 PM  
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Nope! I didn't walk (voluntarily) on icy surfaces before my ankle break, and I'm most certainly not going to walk on ice or snow with an injury. Even after I'm completely healed, I doubt that I will knowingly walk on any slippery surface ever again. Not worth the risk!

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Old 02-23-21, 12:39 PM  
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LOL! Same. It's not worth it to risk an injury. My dogs don't even want to walk when it is icy.
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Old 02-23-21, 12:56 PM  
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Nope. Not worth the risk Worked my small town ER to much in the winter taking care of broken wrists and arms of people just trying to walk across a parking lot to risk walking in icy conditions.
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Old 02-23-21, 01:06 PM  
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Nope. As a certified klutz, I could be charged if I tried that.
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Old 02-24-21, 09:02 AM  
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My dad used to walk to work in his golf cleats when it was too icy to drive. Only happened a few times, but it seemed to be a decent solution.
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Old 02-24-21, 10:51 AM  
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In a wierd fluke, if I had seen this question yesterday, I'd have said I walk everyday no matter the conditions because my energetic terrier doesn't give me a choice.

HOWEVER, while walking said terrier this morning, I fell on the ice and broke my wrist. So from now on I don't care how antsy she gets. If it's icy I will be quoting Vintage VFer's Oh. Hell. No
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