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Do you Have Spring Fever?
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The definition of “Spring Fever” is: the lazy or restless feeling often associated with the onset of spring. I don’t know about you, but I have a serious case of it. As I get older I find myself enjoying cold weather and icy conditions less and less. I used to say that I didn’t mind a snow storm as long as the power stays on. I am rethinking that statement too. I know the crops need plenty of snow and temperatures that keep things dormant until the proper time. Even so, I look forward to the sunny and warmer season ahead of us.
With the Walk KS program kicking off in just a couple of weeks, it is the perfect time to remind you to find a physical activity you enjoy and then make time in your schedule to do it! For me, that means getting back on the bike. Even a few days off of the routine of bike commuting to and from work makes me feel sluggish. The forty minutes of riding broken into ten minute increments hardly feels like exercise but it is.
Walk KS team packets may be picked up at the Great Bend Recreation Center or our office. The forms are also available to be printed off on our web site:  You will just need to drop a check or cash by to pay the registration fee and for an optional t-shirt. The colors of the shirts this year are K-State purple or Tropical blue. So now is the time to visit with friends, family or co-workers and form your team of six. Select a fun name that describes your team and then start logging minutes exercised. The program runs from March 16th through May 10th.
So let’s hope for some warmer weather so we can get back into the swing of things with Walk KS!
Donna Krug is the Family & Consumer Science Agent with K-State Research & Extension. You may reach her at (620)793-1910 or