Juneathon Day 7: Random Route
It was yet another rainy Juneathon run tonight. V did not want to join me (of course you don’t have to, honey, feel free to stay at home and cook us a dinner in the meantime…) and I felt like running downtown and see if I could discover something intersting. First, I came across this machine:
I actually had to run a circle around it to find out what it was. It looked like a self service beer taping device with bar chairs or something. After a moment it hit me: an outdoor fitness apparatus! Well great, next season no subscriptions for indoor gym – just climb on this blue beast and enjoy the ride!
About 3 km further down the road, as I was running alongside the canal, my legs were sore and nothing much was happening, I started wondering why I picked running rather than any other sport. For example one that enables you sitting during the training:
Luckily this minor meaning-of-life crisis passed rather quickly and I plodded on into one of the municipal parks. It stopped raining at the momnet when I was passing this beauty: Back at home, the dinner was indeed ready. Juneathon Day 7 is done and dusted and after 10 km I am tired and off to bed.
So how did the blue machine work?
Well, as far as I grabbed the concept (I only ran around it once and I am NOT technical at all): the central part shields 4 weight-lifting machines, 1 on each side. And in the corners, there are 2 elliptical cross trainers and 2 step or balance like machines. Honestly – nobody uses the thing except for hanging around and drinking (of course one must be under 16 or so).
As outdoor gyms go that one looked pretty odd! I have seen some very fancy ones (although cannot recall where)… you should def build into your run next time.
Hmm, you kind of made me think… that I could at least use it for stretching next time.
Oohh I quite like that blue machine thingy, it looks like a good place to practice chin-ups?! I’ve always loved the thought of having an outdoor gym somewhere close by, but I guess the usually rainy weather over here doesn’t make it very viable. They’ve got some fancy ones in the US that I always find myself drooling over 😛
Looks like you had a great 6 miles and V reminds me of Papi, there’s no getting her out in the rain but there’s always warm meal to come home to 🙂
Don’t get the impression that it is drier here than on your end of of the Sea, haha. The blue thing has a roof for a reason. Yes, there are some horizontal bars that could be used for pull ups. But I don’t feel tempted :-). Btw, I am waiting for the day the you blog that Papi went running with you!