Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Wishing for a DVR for running

Today's run (treadmill): 3.25 miles

The kids are off from school this week and that can effect the rhythm of my day. I usually see the kids off to school each morning before heading outside (or upstairs) for my run. My timing is often very tight, leaving me just enough time to work out (and shower) before my first business call. When the kids stay home, my schedule tends to slip.

This morning brought distractions, including shoveling a few inches of fresh snow. I lost my running slot and had to start my work day without my usual post run rush. Worse, my missed workout made me feel guilty all morning. I decided then to switch around a couple of calls so I could take a mid afternoon break and do a treadmill run.

I prefer to run in the morning because my body responds better to activity before noon. A mid afternoon run wasn't ideal, especially since I'd had lunch only a couple of hours before. The run was okay, but tedious. I found myself wishing that I could fast forward through it like a DVR. I did get my run in, even though it extended my workday another hour. The temperature rose above freezing for most of the day today and they are predicting rain for tomorrow. An outside run by Friday is a possibility. Can't wait for that.


  1. What kind of distractions do you have at the treadmill? Do you listen to podcasts?
    I run better in the morning too.
    I'm working this Saturday, so I'm hoping the warm weather carries over into Sunday.

  2. I can watch the TV or listen to the music channels, but those things get annoying after a while. Especially the TV news because of commercials. I don't like wearing headphones or ear buds, so listening to podcasts is hard for me to do.

    Sorry you need to work on Saturday. That may be the first good opportunity in a long time to do a safe outdoor run. Hopefully Sunday will also be good. I can't wait to get back on the trails!

  3. You definitely should invent a DVR for running. I'll be the first in line.

    Are you guys up for a group run on Sunday?

    1. Sounds good to me! Any suggestions for a venue?

    2. I'm open. Bethpage, Eisenhower, SUNYOW, trail by you. Anything but your den.

  4. Bethpage is convenient and SUNYOW sounds interesting. Let's see what TPP thinks.


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