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17 August 2011

Why I Don't Like Running On A Military Base In The AM


Today's Workout:

7 Miles
Treadmill 1% Incline, 1 Mile Warm-Up, 5 Mile Tempo, 1 Mile Cool Down
Time 01:09:11

0 - 1 Mile Warm-Up @ 6.0
1 - 3 Mile @ 6.1 (At 30 minutes I took a 1 minute break)
3 - 4 Mile @ 6.2
4 - 5 Mile @ 6.3
5 - 5.5 Mile @ 6.4
5.5 - 6 Mile @ 6.5
6 - 7 Mile @ 6.0 Cool down

Do you ever feel like you're cheating when running on the treadmill? It's great for intervals but most of the time I feel like I get a better workout running outside vs the treadmill. Anyway, there is a reason why I choose to run on the treadmill this morning.

When you live on a military base you are bound to see the guys out on a PT run. During my morning run on Monday I could hear the guys sing there traditional song or chant while they were running. All I could think of was, please don't come this way! LOL Sure enough, I saw them and we had to pass each other. Not many people are out and about running on base at the 6AM. So I felt a little embarrassed as I passed them since I was the only person out running.


They look like this but I live on a Navy base so they were wearing bright yellow shirts that say Navy and three of the front runners were carrying flags. Wouldn't you be intimated if you had to run pass guys that look like this and are yelling while they are running?

Later that day, my husband got this Facebook message....

Tell Lisa she is not authorized to run on base from 0600-0700 until after September 16th. I can't have one of my Selectees stepping in a pot-hole and getting hurt because they are looking at her pass by. I had to dig in their ass this morning!

The guy who sent the message was just messing around, he is a friend of my husband. Besides, I can run on base whenever I want. But now I am even more embarrassed knowing that these guys took noticed of me. I'll be avoiding them for a while.


  1. Cute.

    I think you should be so proud of yourself that you looked so good that it bothered THEM!

    Get back outside, NOW! :)

    Nice going on the 7 miles BTW.

  2. You rock for even being out there while they are doing PT. They are looking at you cause your a cutie and cause you are running without having to be out their and probably doing a better job then they are :)

    And as for the running on the mill. I sometimes do feel like i'm cheating cause it's "easy" to keep a pace in the sense that you set it and run but outside I have a harder time pacing myself. I'm trying to do more runs outside because of that.

  3. rock girl! I would feel uncomfortable running around a bunch of men in formation too. Good job though on the run! I enjoy keeping up with your progress. :)

  4. Haha, this is too funny! Clearly your fault for being too cute!
    I feel like the treadmill is a little easier than running outside, but I just run a little faster and with a higher incline to make up for it!

  5. Wow, you rock! I would feel totally self conscious! I even feel weird if two guys come the opposite way on the trail when I am running!