Run through the park… Treadmill boredenitis… Cloudy, Halifax day….
I suffered from treadmill boredenitis today… I could not complete a third run, in a row, on the treadmill or watch more curling on the T.V’s.
I ventured off to a downtown park to run the trails that snaked around its perimetre, following along to the mouth of the ocean and out onto a lightly travelled road beside the ship yard. Turning around this route offered a nice challenging hill and is also part of the local marathon course!
I decided against checking the weather prior to leaving… Instead I looked out my patio door to a cloudy and overcast Halifax day. The winds were slight and temperatures perfect, not bone chilling cold, just great running conditions!
I completed 7 miles at an easy pace of 55 minutes and some change enjoying every minute of it. The fresh air, cool breeze, the ever changing landscape… It does wonders for treadmill boredenitis!
Today while I was running, minding my own business, I saw another runner approaching ahead. I have a habit of acknowledging other runners by giving a nod or a wave and this particular person, upon passing, failed in returning the gesture. I know most of the running and walking community to be a friendly bunch, most acknowledge other runners..
Do you say or offer a hello to other runners or ignore them?