25 thoughts on “Jogging in the Snowfall

  1. I am certain that you will regret posting this when she gets back, Mr. Scalzi, sir. I suggest having a large, steaming mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream, marshmallows, and chocolate syrup drizzle waiting for her when she returns.

    Or just go out there and join her. Running in the snow is good exercise,

  2. She will probably correct you and point out that it’s called running. Jogging was a fad in the 70s that is at best a distant relative of running

  3. Icarus is somewhat correct. One is always a Runner until you find a body alongside the road (or maybe you get hit by a flying deer). Then you become a Jogger. I don’t know why, it’s just how these things work.

  4. Floored, be warned if my husband had that drink waiting for me when I just came back from exercising, I might dump it on his head. The last thing I’d want to do after putting in all that effort to burn off calories would be to indulge in something fattening I’d later have to work just as hard to burn off again.

    I find exhausting exercise increases my willpower to eat right. It’s just so miserable, it makes me realize how painful every bite of cake will be in the future.

  5. My wife has a theory that in any couple there’s one person who is fit and exercises while the other doesn’t (I work out like crazy).

    She has just added your example to her growing collection of evidence.

  6. @ Sarah M.: Well, my mom gets really grouchy if for whatever reason she can’t get her hot chocolate after her winter runs. Besides, the exercise more than accounts for the calories.

  7. Joggers in my neighborhood could have started the route in snow, been rained on at the halfway point, and got snowed on again at the finish. We’re having very indecisive weather today.

  8. Neat! Does she jog on your property or on the roads around your property? We are thinking about building a home on our 14 acre property in a rural area. I am wondering where I will walk my two miles daily.

  9. Here its me for the daily hike in the snow with the dogs while my wife is at home by the fire. Take a good guess which one of us has more common sense?
    Dave

  10. @jeroljohnson I don’t know about her preferences, so of course a treadmill might benefit the Scalzi household – but personally I really like running in snow; snow makes everything pretty and clean-looking (whilst it is actually snowing…). Much better than rain. Of course it’s probably real cold out there, but one of the great things about running is that it keeps you warm.

  11. Are her legs bare below the knees?(horrified expression) She’ll freeze! My god, talk about mind over matter!

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