Saturday afternoon also happens to be when the Redskins play the Vikings in a game that is likely to be bad in every way possible. Yet as a dedicated fan (read - this is an addiction I can't break), I still want to watch. So I started to think, is it possible to get in my run and follow the game? I determined there are two options. I can run outside while lugging my giant old school Walkman so I can listen to the game on the radio or I can run on the treadmill and watch the game on TV. I am not exactly on friendly terms with the treadmill and haven't been on one since sometime last winter. But maybe the game would be enough of a distraction for me to complete my longest treadmill run ever?
Love of Redskins > Hate of treadmill?
Now I almost feel like I have to try it, just to see if I can. If Michael Wardian can run a treadmill marathon during an Orioles game, I can manage to complete a half during a Redskins game. Right?
And besides, it will offer plenty of opportunities for the running version of drinking games.
Take a gu every time Rex Grossman throws an interception (at least I'll be well fueled?)
Shots of water every time the Redskins defense gives up a big play?
Increase the treadmill speed if the Vikings score?
Really, the possibilities are endless. And I'm pretty sure yelling at the TV is an excellent way to make new gym friends.