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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I have...takes a stronk runner though.
My previous comment was based on an observation from my wife a few years ago..."Runners never look like they're having fun". I got into running for a brief time many years ago. I enjoyed trail runs. Running on the road, not so much. On the bike, I won't wear headphones of any type because I want to hear what's going on around me. While running, I ALWAYS wore headphones to drown out the sound of my suffering.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
I don't believe you. If running was at all fun, why don't I ever see runners smiling?

Definitely fewer smiles per mile on foot and so many people have tortured, mannered, gaits or are carrying their phones or a liter of water in one hand, but a brisk workout on a crisp fall morning with your college X-C team or some club buddies can be one of life's great pleasures. I miss it.
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Gonna be hot for a while (couple weeks of 110+ likely), so yesterday I got started on another cold country show to help me survive the summer. On Amazon Prime Video...

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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Definitely fewer smiles per mile on foot and so many people have tortured, mannered, gaits or are carrying their phones or a liter of water in one hand, but a brisk workout on a crisp fall morning with your college X-C team or some club buddies can be one of life's great pleasures. I miss it.
So...misery loves company?
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Gonna be hot for a while (couple weeks of 110+ likely), so yesterday I got started on another cold country show to help me survive the summer. On Amazon Prime Video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cGedN6gHnI
Do you find it too hot to get in the pool? Haven't been in ours since it's been hitting in the 100s.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
So...misery loves company?
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Do you find it too hot to get in the pool? Haven't been in ours since it's been hitting in the 100s.
It was getting too hot for a while, but I backflushed the filter 3 days in a row, got rid of a few hundred gallons of nasty hot water, watered some trees in the yard with it. Now the water temp ain't bad.

Both of the sprinkler tips on the pool are broken so I can't cool it off that way. One of these days I'll look into replacing those, of course now we're into the humid part of the summer so they won't do as much, but they'd still help some.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
My previous comment was based on an observation from my wife a few years ago..."Runners never look like they're having fun". I got into running for a brief time many years ago. I enjoyed trail runs. Running on the road, not so much. On the bike, I won't wear headphones of any type because I want to hear what's going on around me. While running, I ALWAYS wore headphones to drown out the sound of my suffering.
It's a common joke. The real core, of course, is happy people generally don't go distance running. I never wear earbuds running, after trying it briefly. I want to wallow in the suffering.

The happy kids go play soccer or whatever and get pizza with their friends after games. We run solo, then go home solo and enjoy the momentary bump in neurotransmitters.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Gonna be hot for a while (couple weeks of 110+ likely), so yesterday I got started on another cold country show to help me survive the summer. On Amazon Prime Video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cGedN6gHnI
Ever watch this?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Garmin dropping my sensors like a hot potato this morning. Really aggravating. Tried hard restart twice, but nothing. Really not that big of a deal until the speed sensor disconnected. The head unit isn’t smart to realize you are still moving when it disconnects the speed sensor. Prolly lost 2 miles because of it.

Ive about had it with my 530.



In other news, bought the wife the garmin lily. She has decided to run when I ride (5am) which is cool I guess. She was kind of shocked when I came home at 10 today. If I have to start an hour later I am coming back an hour later.
Was she impressed that it’s named after her?
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Originally Posted by Eric F
My previous comment was based on an observation from my wife a few years ago..."Runners never look like they're having fun". I got into running for a brief time many years ago. I enjoyed trail runs. Running on the road, not so much. On the bike, I won't wear headphones of any type because I want to hear what's going on around me. While running, I ALWAYS wore headphones to drown out the sound of my suffering.
The runners high lives in my memory as the best high I’ve ever experienced, outside of sex.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Gonna be hot for a while (couple weeks of 110+ likely), so yesterday I got started on another cold country show to help me survive the summer. On Amazon Prime Video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cGedN6gHnI
There is a Finnish? movie called Arctic Circle, which I quite liked. Tamer than this one appears to be. Another good one called Ice Berg. Foreign as well.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
There is a Finnish? movie called Arctic Circle, which I quite liked. Tamer than this one appears to be. Another good one called Ice Berg. Foreign as well.
This Arctic Circle show is a Finnish/German venture.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6800294/
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All this Finnish talk, RMOT, still has me ROFL


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I bought a couple 2 x 8 x 6’ ziricote (Cordia dodecandra)tablones today. A timber native to this part of the world, but not common. We have a small one at the other place. Very beautiful and very heavy. I’ve been looking for something to make legs and sticks for the Gibson chair I have on the back burner. I’ve recently made friends with the carpintero up the street.

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
It's a common joke. The real core, of course, is happy people generally don't go distance running. I never wear earbuds running, after trying it briefly. I want to wallow in the suffering.

The happy kids go play soccer or whatever and get pizza with their friends after games. We run solo, then go home solo and enjoy the momentary bump in neurotransmitters.
Sexy time!
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
The runners high lives in my memory as the best high I’ve ever experienced, outside of sex.
Post-sex high? I thought that was a female thing, from the oxytocin or something.

It’s been a thousand years for me, but the gathering certainty that it’s going to happen…today…with someone new and desirable, is about as exciting as life gets.
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I always found swimming to offer the most distinct "runners high", or endorphin rush. Something about having your head underwater and being mostly hypoxic while pounding out laps of freestyle. Or something.
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I used to love running. I took a fitness class at the local junior college and a group of us would run about 5 miles 2 nights a week, always sprint back to the college up a hill. On weekends, the most fun was running a 7 plus mile horse trail to the top of the local mountain (skyline in Woodside), and then back. That was my favorite.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
I always found swimming to offer the most distinct "runners high", or endorphin rush. Something about having your head and being mostly hypoxic while pounding out laps of freestyle. Or something.
Yup. Most intense hunger too for me.
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What happened today over 100 posts? Of course the quality may have suffered.
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Originally Posted by datlas
When I was running regularly (during my short-lived Tri period) I was down to 135 pounds and starting to look unhealthy. I had relatives worried that maybe I had cancer or AIDS or a crack addiction....
and people wonder why running is stupid.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
My previous comment was based on an observation from my wife a few years ago..."Runners never look like they're having fun". I got into running for a brief time many years ago. I enjoyed trail runs. Running on the road, not so much. On the bike, I won't wear headphones of any type because I want to hear what's going on around me. While running, I ALWAYS wore headphones to drown out the sound of my suffering.
but how do you drown out the voices in your head?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
but how do you drown out the voices in your head?
They go silent when I ride. That's why I ride.
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