The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

In the Gloom of Winter


I am a klutzy old fellow..... very klutzy.  This makes the risk of a fall on ice a very real possibility if I were to try to run outside when it is icy.

With our being in the full force of winter (another 4 inches of snow last night) I am glad and thankful that I have a place nearby where I can normally run.  In fact, I actually have two.... one indoor track is less than a mile away from my home, and the U also has an indoor track that I can run on.  So, when the weather is problematic, I have an easy place to go to run Monday through Saturday.  Sunday is more challenging..... as neither indoor track opens until NOON on Sunday, and I try to keep my time available for family.  So, my options on Wintery Sundays are not as pleasant, but I will either get up VERY early (around 5am) and either:

a) go to my office and run up and down the halls and stairs of the building until I have ran about 10 minutes longer than my average 5-mile run.   I force myself to go for 10 minutes over my average pace to assure myself that I will have literally done at least a full five miles. 

or

b) coax my wife into getting up very early too and going to the gym she has a membership at.  I then run on one of the treadmills.  But, I do not like treadmills, so that is a last ditch option.

PipeTobacco

8 Comments:

Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Treadmills are mind-numbing, but they are an option.

Saturday, 18 January, 2020  
Blogger PipeTobacco said...

Yes.... they require a lot of concentration to run on. They are also mind-numbing as you suggest..... so the net effect is that they are, to me, a very tiring way to run. Still.... in an “emergency” need I am thankful they have them at my wife’s fitness center.

Saturday, 18 January, 2020  
Blogger Dr Sebi Jr said...

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Blogger GaP said...

Exercise DOES have to have multiple plans in this type of weather...

Sunday, 19 January, 2020  
Blogger David M. Gascoigne, said...

I have never used a treadmill but I have never found the thought of running like a hamster in a cage especially appealing. A friend of mine told me that when she used one she read more books, so perhaps there are good points about treadmills too.

Sunday, 19 January, 2020  
Blogger bill burke said...

I walk around the town to get my exercise. It can be boring at times but having multiple routes is beneficial. Never tried a treadmill.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Have a nice evening.

Sunday, 19 January, 2020  
Blogger JACKIESUE said...

running is not for me..would sent me to bed wracked with leg cramps..

Sunday, 19 January, 2020  

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