Wednesday, September 24, 2008

One Month from Today...

One month from today I leave for India. I am in my home office today doing a little prep work for the trip but, as usual, am sidetracked by my blog and facebook. So, here I am, typing away when I should be reading or studying or working on my outline. (I really have been working today...no, really, I have...).

I decided to take up running again. I ran yesterday on the treadmill at the gym and today I hit the pavement. I am just wondering this -- why is it so much easier to run on a treadmill than real running outside. Please, post your answer below! Inquiring minds want to know! I am motivated by my friend Julie who, apparently, recently ran 9 miles! (I hope you're reading, Julie. Way to go, girl!)

Today is See You at the Pole. Amazingly, this yearly event started when Johnny and I were first in ministry together and has just grown over the past couple of decades. For the first time ever, my kids didn't have to get up early and go pray at the flagpole before the school day started. At our new school, SYATP is a PART OF THE SCHOOL DAY! That's right, after school started at the regular time, the students then went out to pray. My kids were not as awed by this as I was. After all, they inform me, they pray everyday at school. I love private school.

Ok, this probably makes the top 10 list of most boring blogs ever. I'm surprised you're still reading...I'm out!

Jeanette

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wondered the same thing about treadmill running, and was told by my trainer that it is easier because on the treadmill the ground is moving (obviously), and when your running w/o a treadmill, you have to push your body forward (w/o the treadmill doing it for you).

Treadmill = my friend!

Julie Brooks said...

That is so funny that you like the treadmill better because I HATE IT! I'd much rather hit the pavement! My friend and I ( she is also a trainer) were just talking about this the other day. We have been using the treadmill this past week to get a better gage on our pace time. The treadmill makes you stay at a constant pace. I have set a goal for my 1/2 marathon and in order to achieve it I must maintain a 10:20 pace. So we have used the treadmill this week to train. We set it a little higher than our goal pace and run 3 miles. WHEW! I hate it. I get so bored and want to quit. Transfer my run outside and I could go forever. :) We do all our long runs on Saturday mornings and those are always done outside. I have a Garmin 305 (which I could not run without) that allows me to track my pace and millage while I run outside. So the moral to this long story that makes no sense is run where you feel the most comfortable and your more likely to stick with it! :) This Saturday we are running 10 miles! Dec 6th is around the corner!!

PT said...

>>why is it so much easier to run on a treadmill than real running outside

It's not! I'm with Julie and hate it. Sure, I do it on occasion when it's more convenient or when I really need to do some hill/incline training, but getting outside is way better to me. And forget the pavement--dirt and grass, you know, the soft stuff, is where it's at! We'll get you out running those trails at Tyler SP soon...