If you happened to glimpse through my living room window at 7:30 a.m. on a recent windy, rainy Tuesday, you would have been treated to quite the sight.
There I was with a YouTube aerobics dance video projected up on the wall. I clumsily tried to keep up with the athleisure-clad instructor from Australia and her squad of grinning yes-women.
I was wearing an old T-shirt and shorts. I abandoned my athletic footwear (Crocs) to the corner of the room and danced on the carpet in my socks. I had a hard time remembering each move and I’m not known for my rhythm, but I figured as long as I kept hopping I was at least keeping my heart rate up.
It was not fun, exactly, but it was certainly better than nothing.
These days, at the peak of Alaska winter darkness, it can be hard to motivate to get outside. Add winter storms and periodic thaws, and some days Alaska’s outdoors is not exactly enticing.
In pre-pandemic days I…