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Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by findfirefox, Jul 3, 2007.
I just love em'
mmmmmmmmm me too! I actually got my dog a reflective vest for when we run at night. I am NOT the kind of chick that dresses their dog up, but I'd like him to be safe
I run in the city so its fairly well lit, but my dog has a vest as well. (and it has a pocket for my keys and cell phone)
Ah - those kind of 'runs'.. OK *phew* - sorry - don't mind me...
Sitting on the toilet all night? No way.................
Ha ha, I thought you were refering to drug runs. I would run late, but the dogs here scare me, even in the daytime.
Once. That was enough. :tongue:
I enjoyed it, but as always getting the motivation to begin was the hardest part. I long to do it again(and regularly) but even before I can even think about conditioning my mind for it, my spine puts a stop the proceedings.
Which btw(on a complete tangent, sorry), I am having a consultation about surgery on, in about 2 hours. Yay! :smile:
Ah yes, summer evening through the countryside with crickets chirping. Passing by a house that is lighted up and seeing what is going on inside. I am not talking about being a peeping tom just curious what everyone else is doing.
I truly admire people who can force themselves to run--I could never do it. I ride a bike at the gym and that is torture!
Depends on how bad you gotta go.!
I love night time runs! Whenever it's really hot and sticky during the day in the summer, and I don't feel like running I will wait until night time.
For me..myself..late night bicycle rides are awesome..I have a great light set up, front and back.. and just go find a long straight boluvard and haul..No traffic..just slow down at the red lights..look both ways and haul!..I enjoy still being able to do things I did was I was a kid..
Dude, what's going on? Hope everything is ok.. nothing terribly serious......
The gym is torture to me, you have to drive over to it, so traffic kills your incentive. Once you get there, every machine is taken and there's a line that was worse than the traffic you fought to get there in the first place. Then the exercises are so structured, unimaginative and repetitious that they have to play music and put tv's everywhere to distract you from it. And then you have to look forward to getting back into traffic to go home after working out the tension of the day in the first place. Ahhh, maybe after a workout, you're too tired to give a sh*t either way anyways ?
I've done few night runs. They're fun but not nearly as exhilarating as night mountain bike rides by headlamp on rocky, narrow hiking trails.
Sometimes night rides ended up like this:
God, ain't that the truth about motivation and cross-town commutes to the gym. I tend to avoid gyms for those very reasons. I prefer a jog outdoors or swimming in a pool unless there's just no other choice.
Late night runs are great, but I haven't done that lately. Phoenix is way too hot to run for my taste. I used to run at night in the dead of winter in Toronto, Canada, and that was comfortable.
pffft you pussy! I've run during the day in AZ. It was december... but still.
Who doesn't love running to the 7/11 for a slurpee and twinkee late at night.:tongue:
I joined Bally's years ago, I had a choice of two of them to go to in the area. The first choice, a basic gym, the weights, pool, sauna, whirlpool/jacuzzi. Place was open from 6 AM to 10 PM and was packed from 6 AM to 9 AM and 5 PM to 10 PM. These were the hours anyone with a career usually had time to squeeze in before an 8 AM to 5 PM workday.
There was a 45-60 minute commute for 28 miles to get home from work, the effort to dress for the workout and then the 3 mile drive west, in what was staggerred rush hours of traffic. this added another 15-20 minutes thru local road traffic to get to the gym after the daily work commute.
The other Bally's, about the same 3 miles, only north, to a facility that was more like a YMCA, it had the running track, tennis courts in addition to the weight training facility the other Bally's was. No lie, 3 months after trying that place out, the power/lighting was in disrepair, a man was electrocuted and died playing on the tennis courts.
As it is now, I get home (that commute is 50-60 minutes on a good day for 22.5 miles), go out into the neighborhood on my bike, I ride up and down each street a few blocks. I don't go very far from home, yet rack up some mileage in case weather gets bad or injury occurs, even a flat tire. There are a couple of parks and school yards not but a few blocks so a soccer ball, basketball and a pickup game is extremely convenient.
Anyway, gyms can be a great place to workout, they're not for everyone, but neither is the type of workout I do. I will say in my teens and 20's the bulk free weights @ a gym was my choice, then again, I was in either in HS or college, the gym was in biking distance of the apartment, even where I went to school everyday and a mandatory PE class with choices. The college gym was a smaller gym too and didn't have a ridiculously unmanageable membership. As a college student hour flexibility was built in to my day/schedule. I guess the point is, motivate yourself for what works for yourself. When one stops working and ceases to be productive, find something else rather than quit.
BTW, where I live now, they installed a gym. Jerks charge above and beyond monthly rent for the access key to the facility. Nobody uses the facility. The whole point of the amenity was to lure renters with a convenience, the fee defeats that purpose. Oh well ?