Monday, June 15, 2009

Getting to the Heart of Exercise

This Sunday morning on the way home from church...I saw a man jogging on a busy main highway with a pained look on his face.
My husband and I had the following conversation about it:

Maria: Why do people jog on the busy highways? There's really no purpose ... After all, there aren't tigers chasing us... It's also not smart to run away from a predator... it provides a chase... more likely the predator will chase you since you've declared yourself weak by running away. (Thinking I'm so smart ;)


Maria:
(continuing her reasoning) Really, most animals don't "run for exercise." They only run to escape predators.

Chris: Well, squirrels and rabbits run around for fun, they play like that to keep in shape for when they do have to escape a predator.

Maria: Well, most of us,
DON'T HAVE LIONS, TIGERS AND OTHER PREDATORS CHASING AFTER US!


Chris: Yes we do have a predator chasing us: HEART ATTACK!


Maria: oh


Afterthoughts: Although exercise is really good for us... urban/city jogging has been proven to be UN-healthy! see here! Jogging on the highway alongside speedy traffic is bad for all creatures... ask the squirrels!

1 comment:

Following in His Footsteps said...

Afterthoughts: Although exercise is really good for us... urban/city jogging has been proven to be UN-healthy! see here! Jogging on the highway alongside speedy traffic is bad for all creatures... ask the squirrels!

Say what ?....see here ? Sure it's dangerous... that's why I like to run early in the morning ... you know when there's no traffic (right)... in the dark.... with dark cloths on... in the middle of the road... backwards.... against the traffic pattern.... with earphones on.... and sunglasses.... weaving randomly across the road... OK, OK, I guess the heart attack thing is all I got !!! It's always fun riding in a car with you !! ;>)