I asked Santa for a set of snowshoes for Christmas and he left a pair under the tree! They even came with walking poles! [Thank you Santa]  But it has been SO cold and icy since Christmas, today was the first day it was nice enough to give them a whirl. But not before I checked out a handy video from L.L. Bean about the basics. 

ps- I DID IT! And I will do it again. What a great workout, I could feel my blood moving and the sun on my face. Shadow and I have a new hobby.