Because of this fear my workout options are sometimes limited.
Of course I fear alligators when I swimming in the morning in the dark at the neighborhood pool. I like to make my 14 year old go with me to A. be bait or B. be on the lookout. It is really his choice.
My other option is to swim in the indoor pool at the Y. Also known as the world's shortest pool.
Or I can swim after school when the most dangerous thing I encounter is the swim team coach's stink eye when I don't get out right at 3:30 when swim team practice starts.
Here is what seems to be my best option for running.
Run in the morning.
~I won't get heatstroke. It usually only about 83 in the morning.
~ I will actually run in the morning. I will NOT run in the evening. Too tired.
~I could be ax murdered in the dark. To lessen the chance of that I do one of two things. I run in the neighborhood. That is boring and usually I can be counted on to succumb to the pleasures of bagels after I pass my house the third time.
The other option is again to have my 14 year old run with me. I figure he is big and unless any potential ax murderers get near enough to us to see his dimples we are safe. The only drawback to this plan is that it is often impossible to wake him at 5am. (How does anyone sleep through me jumping up and down on his bed screeching, "Get up! Get up! We have to run!")
~An alligator is more likely to gobble me up in the morning when it is still dark.
(Yes. I like to think alligators find me attractive.)
(Again, just because you can't see the alligators in the pictures doesn't mean they aren't there.) So.....what do you think my best options is? Should I avoid the most rational fear, heat stroke, or the less likely, alligators, and axe murderers. And PUlease don't say run on the treadmill. This is a skill just haven't managed to master. And I know for a fact the possibility of me tripping and hitting my chin on the dashboard is greater than either alligator or axe murderer attack. I know because I have done it. People stared.