Thursday, April 11, 2013
Jogging, That's Like Fast Walking, Right?
I toyed with the idea of taking up jogging once. My problem with it was, to be able to jog without totally running out of breath I would probably have to lose, say 20 pounds. So my options, as I saw them, were to, number one diet, or number two exercise, or I could do something radical and try them both at the same time Oh, but then the third option occurred to me and that's the one I opted for. Now I get my exercise by playing the Wii with my grandchildren.....on occasion. Much easier and a heck of a lot more fun.
I am not proud of the fact that I hate to exercise. I have always hated organized exercise programs and am so not motivated enough to do it on my own. However, I really do think that if that exercise bug ever did bite me I might take up jogging.
In my mind it sounds fun. You could put in those little ear bud things and listen to music and you could make new friends waving to all the people who drive by you in awe. You could also stop and pick wildflowers to take home and decorate your house with.
The final deciding factor in my decision not to take up jogging is that where I live there are nothing but hills and hills go uphill. I would actually have to run uphill? I don't think so!
Oh, and there are some wild animals where I live and I know for a fact that I couldn't outrun a jackrabbit (especially uphill).
Some day, who knows, I might make news, but it won't be because of my jogging record and I certainly don't want it to be because...."local woman who was on her first jog ever was eaten whole by a mountain lion who was hot on her heels for 1/20 of a mile before he overtook her and had her for breakfast".
Yup, that cinched it for me. I'm crossing jogging off my list.