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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.
In all of my years of running outside in the winter I have only sprained and ankle once. There was a pile of snow and I landed wrong as I jumped over it. I don’t think I have ever fallen in winter just in the summer. I will 70 this July.
The air warms up as you breathe it in so your lungs don’t freeze. I always come home from my winter runs soaked with sweat this is why it is important to wear a vinyl running suit on the outside.
It is great for you to get outside and be healthy. Your body needs sunshine to make an vitamin D, an essential vitamin. The benefits of running inestimable, there is no way to compare the lost abilities from not running with the health of an active life. Even at my age I still weigh within a few pounds of what I did in high school and can even wear some the same clothes. Gain in body weight is not the only thing that happens as we age. Think of all of things you used to do as a child can you still do them? Except for needing reading glasses now and then, I can.
It is never too late to start running.