But who's chasing me?

Posted on February 22, 2006 by Chris Lumens in hiking, running.

At work, we’ve been talking about this grand plan to be hiking up in the White Mountains every weekend this summer. And a lot of those hikes are going to be pretty intense trips across entire ridges. So, it figures we have a lot of training to do before we’re able to do that without dying.

Getting exercise is always a challenge for me because of a lack of motivation and a lack of people to do it with. I don’t really want to do it after work, because I’m already tired and I don’t want to do much of anything except eat and stare at the wall. After work is a good time to shut the brain off for a while and get some relaxing in. Coincidentally, there’s a gym at work to solve the motivation thing and there are also other people at work who help with the doing it alone thing.

To make a boring story short, we went down to the gym today for some exercise and I ran for 20 minutes without stopping, at an average speed of 5.5 mph. That’s pretty good considering the last time I ran a mile was middle school. I even did some situps and some stretches. It looks like we might even repeat this several more times this week. I might even get into shape for the summer at this rate.