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Despite the big chill, some seek exercise and inspiration in the frozen outdoors

Despite the big chill, some seek exercise and inspiration in the frozen outdoors

As biting cold gripped much of the East Coast, with wind chill warnings from Virginia to Vermont, most Marylanders kept the home fires burning Saturday and tried to stay warm. But a few venturesome Baltimoreans made their way into the freeze — in some cases, just to walk the dog, but also to maintain fitness regimens, to scout ice for pickup hockey, even to seek artistic inspiration.

David Doxzen, 29, and his two running companions, Annie Neurohr and Ali Thompson, both 27, met in Mount Vernon at 10 a.m., with the mercury at 12 degrees, for an 11-mile run to Canton and back. The friends, who wore three layers of thermal running apparel, hats and face coverings, made the return trip...

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