Sometimes running without going anywhere can be a welcome change. Other times...not so much.
Distance: 7 miles
Busy day = post-dinner trip to the rec center's row o' treadmills.
Ran six miles at 1.5 percent grade in 50 minutes. Cooled down with a one-mile powerhike at 14 percent grade. Was really eager to get this one done.
I was one treadmill over from a LOUD TALKER. She was chatting away, LOUDLY, with the guy next to her. Despite three treadmills and all the foot-slapping and machine noise that goes with them, plus the fact I was wearing headphones and blasting Slobberbone, I still couldn't drown out her VOICE. I think she was communicating at some specific sound frequency that can penetrate anything. She may well have been surreptitiously testing a new CIA vocal weapon on us unsuspecting fitness buffs.
Fortunately, she wrapped it up (completed her experiment?) before I did.
Followed up the run with 20 minutes of weight work, most while standing on a Bosu Ball, and then a few planks.
A rockin' gem from Slobberbone: