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Cabin fever gets people outside despite the weather


Spring is just around the corner, and many Michiana residents who have been suffering from cabin fever all winter are heading outside at the first chance they get, even though the weather is cold and rainy.

At Metro Walk & Run in Mishawaka, people are gearing up for outdoor fitness. Owner David Lewin says all winter long, their customers mostly patients referred by their doctor who needed "technical shoes" for back support.  Lewin says shoes are flying off the shelves now. With the hint of warmer weather, he says many people who have been exercising on indoor tracks and treadmills have worn out their shoes, and some just want a new shoe to get the season started.

At Avenue Bike Shop in South Bend, people are brining their bikes in for tune ups. Owner John Hall says, just like a car, bicycles need maintenance.  Except, instead of every 10,000 miles, he says bicycles need maintenance once a year. The shop specializes in refurbishing used bikes, but also sells new top-of-the-line bicycles. Hall says he's happy to see bicyclists hit the streets, but reminds drivers to be watchful and keep clear of bikes by about three feet.

Folks with cabin fever are not only itching to get outside and exercise.  Families are also hitting the campgrounds. Anita and her husband headed out to Eby's Campgrounds in Bristol for the weekend. Anita says they usually camp once a month during the spring and summer. The earliest they have gone out to go camping was in March when the weather has been nice, but Anita says both her and her husband have been suffering from major cabin fever. "We had to get out, no matter if it rained or not," she says. Anita says they have turned off their cell phones and left all other electronics at home.

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