Run in Circles or Run in Place?

Because it’s 5 degrees outside and the sidewalks are full of ice, I chose to run indoors. Thankfully, New Ulm has an rec center where I can work out. It has the option of a track or treadmill for me to use. While my first preference is always to run outside, my next preference is definitely the treadmill over the track.

The track where I run is not full sized. In order to run 1 mile, you have to run around the track 10 times. That doesn’t sound so bad but when you have to run anymore than 1 mile at a time, it gets very hard to keep track of which lap you are on. Plus, the track is only three lanes wide which makes it so that I’m constantly zig zagging around the walkers and other runners.

I don’t want to complain though, I’m very thankful to have this option. When I start getting up into the higher number of miles, I may end up using both just to switch up the scenery. Hopefully, I will be able to be outside by then though.

My run today wasn’t my best but since I’m a little under the weather, I’m just happy that I got it in. I purposefully slowed my speed and even walked a couple of times. I’m looking forward to feeling 100% again so that I can push myself.

Well, time to go draw with my 6 year old. He’s been waiting patiently for me to be done writing my blog. 🙂

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