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Andy's Active August - Day 6

Today was also close. After staying up too late last night due to work (and being old - old people don't need sleep), my #ActiveAugust aspirations were nearly dashed by sleeping in until after 6:00 AM again for the second day in a row. In addition, it rained here most of last night - making it too wet to walk here near the house like yesterday.

Technically, I could walk up the road to Worsham store just fine. It's when I meet a vehicle that it gets dicey. The Commonwealth of Virginia has decided to balance the budget by never mowing Abilene Road again. The weeds are about waist-high, even a foot off the road. I don't mind high weeds. I do mind high wet weeds.

"Pedestrians have the right of way" I hear you thinking. Folks, this is Farmville Virginia. We don't so much rely the law of the land around here as much as we rely on the laws of physics. So when I say "vehicle," I mean "the two tons of rolling steel." In other words, I need to get off the road when a car approaches.

As if that wasn't enough, I had enough work for three mornings queued up. What to do, what to do?

I grabbed my gear and made for the gym. Since I was running late, I decided jog as much as I could and skip the weights today. I wasn't running fast, but I managed to jog 0.6 miles continuously on the treadmill at 4.5 mph. I ran probably another 0.2 miles near the end of the workout - sprinting 1/10th of a mile at 6 mph. I knocked out 20 minutes of cardio, cooled down, and returned home to start the business day.

AndysActiveAugust Metric: 5 for 6, or 0.833.


Published Thursday, August 06, 2009 10:52 PM by andy
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K. Brian Kelley said:

In other words, the "Law of Mass Tonnage" takes priority over the laws of the land.

August 6, 2009 6:13 PM

andy said:

LOL - you know it bro!

:{> Andy

August 6, 2009 6:14 PM

Andy's Non-Technical Blog said:

It's been a couple days since I last blogged . In between a couple long days at work, installing Windows

August 8, 2009 4:51 PM
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