Winter could be just days away in Barrow, but at the end of September it was still snowing overnight and then melting the next day. Temps in 30s.
With the chilly days approaching and the sun going down for over two months, it can become a challenge to keep fit.
Not only are there less outdoor opportunities, but folks end to eat a lot indoors, and with Thanksgiving, Christmas and special family and community times, often built around food.
In my 60s, I still do a bit of cross country skiing, but try to ride my bike to work, unless the cold makes pumping the pedals really tough. Also walk the dogs a lot.
And do sit-ups, etc in the house. A little outdoor running also helps.
Just going out for a walk on a dark,frigid Arctic evening and seeing the Northern Lights, well it doesn't get much better.
Best fitness wishes to all of you.
Earl in Barrow, Alaska