Chasing 42

Life, the Universe, & Running

Daily Chase: Vol. 31

Ok, so I suppose there had to be a tradeoff at some point. I couldn’t expect to simply leave the snow behind and Mother Nature not compensate in some way to still push me. It would seem that a significantly more frequent amount of rain is that compensation. For the most part, I think I prefer snow to rain, which makes this all the more ironic, I suppose!

Chasing42 Log: 20160223

Run: I set out from Winterthur in the freezing rain for an exploration run. I wanted to mix things up so I ran through the estate and down the road to Brandywine Creek State Park. There are some great hills in the park, and along the cross-country course so I made my way around the course and tried my best to ignore the rain. My Saucony Exo rain shell kept my relatively dry, and it kept enough heat in that I stayed warm enough, but I never quite felt comfortable. I’ll chalk it up to character-building and move on. At least I didn’t have to shovel when I got home, right?

Thought: I’ve been thinking more lately about my activity level when I’m not running. I move around quite a bit and walk plenty, but I’m always looking for new ways to build strength when I’d otherwise simply be sitting at the computer or watching TV in the evening. I suppose it’s my misguided need to try and multitask as a means of feeling like I’ve accomplished more during the day, but it’s fun to look for short, quick exercises I can do to break up the day. Do you have any quick exercises you enjoy doing as a means of breaking up your routine?

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