Yesterday I walked to the grocery store and enjoyed a couple mile walk in beautiful weather. I made a few purchases, but the bag was annoying me as it hit my legs while I walked. I figured out I could put one arm in each handle and create a spontaneous backpack that was much more comfortable!! I found I needed to move the groceries around to find the most comfortable way to wear it.
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My DH is very sensitive to heat. He can only be out in the heat about 20 mins before he starts feeling it. You know the hot/ ice packs you use to put on a bruise or sore muscle? Well, we discovered that the large ones, w/ a cover & long velcro strap, work well to keep him cool.
WE keep them in the freezer to grab when needed. There are a couple different ways you can wear the ice pack. You can place it in the small of your back, & wrap the velco strap around. You can wear it like a backpack (or you can throw the ice pack in a backpack & wear the backpack).
On days when it's nice out and I have places I need to go around the city, I wear comfortable shoes (or workout shoes) and throw some extra clothes in my backpack so that I have the OPTION to exercise -- meaning, if I decide I want to take a brisk walk between places I need to be, or after a meeting or rehearsal ends, I can! I can just do it, then and there, with no other planning. And if I've packed that stuff...I almost always end up saying YES to the option!
Just don't make your backpack or carrybag too heavy, since you'll be wearing it on your walk. :)
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