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Ran/walked 60 minutes again at the Gym

Posted Jan 17 2013 12:00am
I went to the gym in the late afternoon and ran/walked for 60 minutes (about 3 miles). I forgot my timer, so I ran 1.5 laps and walked 0.5 laps. The temperature when I left home was 29 (F) and 17 when I returned. I saw an old lady walking very slowly around the track, accompanied by her daughter. I stopped and talked with them for a couple of minutes. The old lady is 83. I told her it was wonderful to see her walking around the track. They asked me my age, and I told them 77. I said that I hoped that when I became 83 I would still be running.

The daytime shade temperature today and yesterday was just under freezing, meaning the sum temperature would have been above freezing. The snow and ice melted a bit while the sun was shinning. I think on my first run next week, I'll drive to the Jordan River Parkway and see if the trail looks ice-free. I don't mind running when there are patches of ice that I can see. I've been going to the gym this week, because the ice was covered by a thin layer of snow, and the cold temperatures prevented the snow from melting. I thus couldn't see the ice. If I were younger, I would wear my ice shoes and stay with the Parkway. But, since I have a free membership in the gym (thanks to my medical insurance), I'm going to the gym this week. I'm old enough that I don't want to risk falling on ice and breaking bones.
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