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I am not a Hamster!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

I simply won't run on a treadmill! I've tried it. (Yawn) It's excruciatingly boring! For that matter, so is running at the track.

I am a road-runner! Beep! Beep!

I love tearing up the streets and having new scenery to look at. And new dogs to antagonize! And cars to dodge and wave at. The miles go by so much quicker!

I love pushing up the hills and coasting back down. I like to be in the moment and enjoy each as it passes by. On a treadmill, the moments are infinitesimal. At the track, they are tedious. On the road, each new moment grips me before the last one passes. It is like turning the pages to a very good book.

Unless the weather is extremely bad, I will be outside running the roads!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OLIVIANIGHT 7/21/2014 7:41AM

    I am with you there. I actually can't run for longer than 5 minutes on a treadmill, because there is nothing to pay attention to except how difficult it is. Give me outside any day!

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CFMOSS 7/20/2014 7:34AM

    I agree outside is so much better for runs....far more interesting than staring at that little box in front of me. Keep on running.

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IDICEM 7/19/2014 12:49PM

    Outside is usually my preference, but there are times a treadmill definitely comes in handy. Isn't it great to have both options?!

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KLMEIRING 7/19/2014 10:54AM

    It is good to know yourself and your likes and dislikes when it comes to exercising. I am a big fan of doing whatever works best for you!


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R3DROBIN 7/19/2014 10:50AM

    wow I wish I felt that way! sounds amazing! :)

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TERI-RIFIC 7/19/2014 10:41AM

    emoticon emoticon same with biking!

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AZMOMXTWO 7/19/2014 10:26AM

  I like to walk that way running is just not my thing but a good walk is great with some jogging mixed in there about 2 hours worth is great

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MOEFATLOSS 7/19/2014 10:25AM

    I agree, being outside keeps the mind busy and you feel like you're interacting with society.

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