Dead Man Running
Posted by LOTGK on November 24, 2009
At 50 years old, sooner rather than later I’m going to end up here. Below ground! But for now, it is my place for cardio workout. As I stated in the video above, it is almost an exact mile around the perimeter. Every day, and sometimes evenings, I jog three laps around the cemetery. Traffic is always low, it’s semi secluded, and I am acquainted with the locals there.
Night time running bothers my wife, as she cannot believe I run there after dark. Since there are no lights in the cemetery, except for the red votive candles on the graves, it is pitch dark. I navigate by the stars and the ambient lights from the surrounding houses lining the cemetery.
Every now and again, the police will drive through and spot me and come and investigate. At first, I had to answer a lot of questions, What am I doing in here? Why am I running at night? Do I come here every day? But after a while, they recognized me and now when they do pull in they merely wave and say “Good evening.” I return the same, and one time, I said in my best Vincent Price voice, “Good evening” back to the officer. I heard him laughing as he drove off.
I do have a treadmill in my basement (Dungeon) that I use on rainy days and snow days, (I tried running in the snow before, I was on my ass more than on my feet) but I get bored quickly staring at the basement walls, even with my MP3 player blaring.
Anyway, this is my video of the cemetery where I run shot from my Jeep Wrangler. Maybe I’ll see you in there sometime. It’s one of my favorite haunts….
LURKING ON THE GRASSY KNOLL