bix7runner's blog

Don't you just love...

When you go for a run it is perfect weather. It is sunny and Comfortably cool. You are just coasting along with absolutely no effort. When you finally quit and go home for a glass of ice tea, you get that incredibly good feeling that you get after a good run.

The real runners high

Runners high is caused by the release of a naturally occurring painkillers called endorphins during exercise. These are released at different levels in different people. They probably date back to the early development of human beings and the fight or flight response to danger. They are responsible for a feeling of euphoria and well being after intense exercise.

Half Marathon Training

I am in training for the Chicago Half Marathon in September. Work and family have kept me from running as much as I want. I should find a time of day to run when things do not get in the way and keep me from running. I ran the Quad Cities Distance Classic Half-Marathon at Augustana College in Moline, IL this spring. The last 3 miles were difficult and I walked quite a bit. I would like to do better this time.

Running in the winter

Running On A Treadmill
I have tried running on a treadmill and it was just to boring. For a while we had a treadmill here at home it wore out. We have been a member of the local YMCA which has a brand new fitness center with state of the art treadmills in front of a battery of TV’s but it was just too boring for me. Author Dr. Stephen R. Covey reads while on running on a treadmill. I am spoiled by running outside it so great I could never be happy running on a treadmill cooped up inside.

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