Anyone who is bored while jogging must live in a dreary place and have an ossified mind.

Leave the iPod behind and wake up to the world of plants, animals, birds, insects, human construction, atmosphere, astronomy, and everything else going on. Someone, I forget who, said that it is impossible for an intelligent person to be bored. That person undoubtedly lived before recorded music and video.

Rain is good, wind is good, cold is good, and so is heat. Sweat and effort are good. You don't even have to think of them as a means to an end. Exercise is a pleasure, even when it hurts.
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Originally posted by pape du neuf:
Anyone who is bored while jogging must live in a dreary place and have an ossified mind.

Leave the iPod behind and wake up to the world of plants, animals, birds, insects, human construction, atmosphere, astronomy, and everything else going on. Someone, I forget who, said that it is impossible for an intelligent person to be bored. That person undoubtedly lived before recorded music and video.

Rain is good, wind is good, cold is good, and so is heat. Sweat and effort are good. You don't even have to think of them as a means to and end. Exercise is a pleasure, even when it hurts.


Wow! I want some of what you're smoking. Wink
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Originally posted by pape du neuf:
Anyone who is bored while jogging must live in a dreary place and have an ossified mind.

Leave the iPod behind and wake up to the world of plants, animals, birds, insects, human construction, atmosphere, astronomy, and everything else going on. Someone, I forget who, said that it is impossible for an intelligent person to be bored. That person undoubtedly lived before recorded music and video.

Rain is good, wind is good, cold is good, and so is heat. Sweat and effort are good. You don't even have to think of them as a means to and end. Exercise is a pleasure, even when it hurts.


I love my IPOD and will be checking out the new I Touch 32 gig IPOD soon, but when I jog neither my Classic or my Nano come with me. I love seeing, hearing and experiencing nature and focusing on whatever comes to mind. I could not bring my IPOD on a jog.
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Originally posted by pape du neuf:
Exercise is a pleasure, even when it hurts.


I wish I could talk myself into believing that. I'd weigh a lot less. From the moment I walk into the gym, all I'm thinking of is leaving.


Sometimes when I'm running, especially when it's uphill and I'm totally beat, I think, "It just gets harder all the time." That's forgotten as soon as I'm done.

I'm sure I'm affected by the old Protestant "You must earn your pleasures by the sweat of your brow" ethic. I think it is based on the fact that you (I) feel better after exertion. Endorphins, "runners high"? There is physical basis. Couple that with the feeling of "virtue" from slogging through slush and coming in with snow melting off the cap. You (I mean I) then deserve the braised meat and Rhone wine.
I don't run with anything in my ears. I feel it is safer and often the beats in the music can distract my pace of running.

Running is hard but it is more of a mental challenge I believe that a physical one. That is why I love it. I trains you to be disciplined mentally.

You always feel good after a run unless you push too hard and you feel drained because your heart rate was too high.
I am a life-long fan of running/jogging. Once you get it in your blood, you have to find time for it.

I am currently staying at the MGM in Las Vegas; I just paid $25 to use the Fitness Room, but with beautiful facilities which include treadmills with televisions, it was worth it. I had a great 3.5-mile run.

I have to buy one of these machines.
Been running almost everyday for 3-4 months. Was always athletic (team sports jock stuff), but never a "runner". Nothing has gotten me in shape better than running. Been going to the gym 3-4 days a wek for a few years, basketball, tennis - nothing rips the weight off and toned me like running. Down 15 pounds and that's with 3/4 of a bottle of wine a night and not eating brussel sprouts for dinner. Smile

Took a good month to really show on me and you have to be consistant. I really try never to miss a day. Even if I don;t feel strong, I'll run less.

Did six 5K runs this summer and that hooked me too. I'm 3-5 miles a day. Nothing crazy. Body still feels good - so far. I don't want to push the distance more than that.

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I run not only for the physical fitness but for the mental fitness. The quiet time away from work and the kids does wonders for stress.


So true! I've also gotten some great work ideas and proposals in my head while running. Like someone earlier said, you do your best thinking running because if you "think about" the fact that you're running - You're toast! Razz
I don't run with an iPod, I run with a stopwatch. Around here we have some great bike paths along the river so it's scenic, safe and I can use various markers to constantly measure my improvement. Now if only my left achilles felt better I could run more often. The cold weather doesn't help....
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I know 2 men in their early 50's that died either during or right after their daily jog. This is reason enough for me not to do it. Plus, I'm really lazy and I smoke.

My guess is that they had not pre-screened themselves with their repsective doctors (i.e. cardio stress test). Once that has been verified, there should not be any risk.

There are too many overweight, out-of-shape individuals that figure they can just put on their running shoes and everything will be fine.

A representative for one of our manufacturers, several years ago, was watching the Tour de France. He was inspired by the performance of Lance Armstrong and thought he would give it a go on his bike. Now, it was July, very hot outside, and he was carrying too much extra weight. He biked for an hour or so, returned to his house, and proceeded to have a heart attack. OOPS!
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A perfect day for a run/jog today; 55 degrees and sunny. I totaled 4.2 miles, the longest run I've legged out in quite some time. Now, where's the ibuprofen?


My wife ran 20 miles on Saturday, and still had more energy than I did Saturday night. Red Face
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Originally posted by gigabit:
A perfect day for a run/jog today; 55 degrees and sunny. I totaled 4.2 miles, the longest run I've legged out in quite some time. Now, where's the ibuprofen?


My wife ran 20 miles on Saturday, and still had more energy than I did Saturday night. Red Face

Next time you might want to try a Red Bull and blue pill. Razz
OK, I finally broke down and bought a treadmill. I prefer to run outdoors, but with the temps, icy roads, and air quality - see inversion - I decided that indoor running would be better, for now.

I must admit that the lower impact is nice. I've run just under 8 miles in the past two days. Regardless, it is a bit more difficult to recover these days.

Damn, getting older! Mad
Interesting the number of people here whom run.

I alternate between hill sprinting (about 2k), 4 k runs and interval training (4ks) three times a week. It depends where I am in NZ or Aussie at the time, but I do these at least three times a week. I play Touch rugby most Sundays I am Auckland (which is about 2 out of every 3.). After each run I do an upper body work out as well.
I my younger days I ran a lot. Now my knees are nothing but bone on bone. I still walk a lot, but no more running!

We used to do five miles every morning in my old Ranger unit. Five miles in thirty five minutes in combat boots, the old Ranger Run much faster than double time. Personal best was the 2 mile in !0:58 in combat boots. I think they let most all of the run in sneakers now. Hard on the feet and knees. Imagine that! Confused

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