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跑步

Gerunds vs. Infinitives

Date: Aug 12 2011

Themes: Sports

Grammar: Gerunds vs. Infinitives

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Running is such a common activity that if the Olympics aren’t coming up it’s easy to forget that it’s even a sport. In fact, it’s the oldest sport there is, and it’s so popular that many kinds of animals even do it!

Whether you are training for a marathon or just trying to stay in shape, all you need to run is a solid pair of shoes or a soft surface. Running exercises muscles all over your body. You can work up a sweat very quickly if you’re running fast.

But running can also be hard on your body. You’re less likely to injure yourself while swimming, for instance, and with bicycles and other work-out machines available these days, some people like to save the running for when they’re late for a bus. Find out if you’re more likely to see Jason and Ella jogging down the street or working out at the gym.

跑步是一项如此普通的活动,以至于如果没有奥运会,人们会非常容易忘记它也是一项体育运动。实际上,它是最古老的体育运动,它是如此流行,甚至很多种动物也对它乐此不疲!
无论你是为马拉松比赛而训练,还是尝试保持体形,你仅仅需要拥有一双结实的跑鞋或者柔软的地面。跑步将使全身肌肉得到锻炼。快跑还可以迅速出汗,加速体内的新陈代谢。
但是,跑步也可以令你的身体受伤。而游泳、骑车以及使用锻炼机锻炼,受伤的可能性则要小得多。有些人只有在赶公交车时才跑几步。现在让我们来看看詹森和艾拉是更喜欢沿着街道慢跑呢,还是在体育馆锻炼。

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Jason

Jason

Ella

Ella

Jason:  What do you got going this weekend?

Ella:  I guess I’m gonna go for a jog even though I dread it.

Jason:  Oh really? It’s supposed to be good weather. I don’t see why it wouldn’t be a great weekend for a run.

Ella:  I know, I just hate running. I was in track and field for three years in high school…

Jason:  Me too!

Ella:  ...but I just absolutely hated the running part of it.

Jason:  What? So you enjoyed throwing javelins or what?

Ella:  No, I did hurdles and long jump and triple jump, so I’m more of a bouncy kind of person. When I go jogging I jog to these stairs and then I just do like 20 sets of stairs.

Jason:  So running a marathon would be your least favorite thing.

Ella:  My nightmare. That would be my ultimate nightmare.

Jason:  I would love to train for a marathon. I think it’s such a cool state of mind you get into when you’re doing distance running. You just sort of stop thinking and you have that rhythm of your feet hitting the ground and your heart beating but it’s just so hard on the body, to train for a 26-mile run. I feel like I’d get hurt.

Ella:  I could never do distance. I know it would be killer on my shins.

Jason:  Yeah. I’ve gotten more into biking since it’s lower impact.

Ella:  When was the last time you went jogging?

Jason:  You know, I don’t even remember. So we should go jogging somewhere, like on a beach or something where it’s soft.

Ella:  Yeah, let’s do it!

 

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Ella jogs to stay in shape, but she doesn’t like it. She was on the track and field team in high school, but she liked the jumping events better than running.

Jason was on the track team too and he thinks running is fun. He would like to try a marathon, but worries he would get injured. Jason likes other sports like cycling that are easier on your body. In fact, he can’t remember the last time he went jogging, so he and Ella agree to go.

Do you like to run? What is your favorite way to exercise?

 

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eva ballado

Mexico

I love running make me feel happy and very light well jogging is very cool to all body :p

05:03 AM Aug 13 2011 |

memovagon

memovagon

Mexico

I love running especialy on the sunrise, feel the cool of the morning, smell the wet weed and watch the born of a new sun is something that set me in a good mood.  An other thing swimm = run.

03:57 AM Aug 13 2011 |

nihat_t

nihat_t

Turkey

I couldn’t understand why people like running :D This is just running, nothing anymore.. Running is just tiring and has no fun.. You can understand my opinion from these sentences ;) I don’t like running so much. Other sports have more fun like basketball, swimming… And of course i run when i play basketball. But not due to being funny, just due to being necessary..

12:25 AM Aug 13 2011 |

juan luis armenta perez

Congo

our life is so, run and run We never stop running. Embarassed

11:17 PM Aug 12 2011 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

yep ! i do like to run ,my favorite way to exercise is to play basketball,even though i am short.

10:18 PM Aug 12 2011 |

asfaq

asfaq

India

I like running

07:36 PM Aug 12 2011 |

samin1990

samin1990

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i like runnig and in my free time i running,and if i go out to nature i jogging,my favorite exercise is running and dancing.

07:05 PM Aug 12 2011 |

surrealist

surrealist

Austria

running make healthy. Everyone must walk daily and regularly. I was a very active athlete. But since one year i do a bit sports and smoke a lot. But I would like to stop smoking. so I must to start running regularly.

05:00 PM Aug 12 2011 |

riverboy

riverboy

Yemen

I love running, because of i am a soccer player and basketball. and it’s necessary for this games
the country that I live now people did not do this kind of sport special jogging

04:17 PM Aug 12 2011 |

Reddogrog

Reddogrog

United States

I myself am a sprinter more than a jogger.  I will give my best both on the track or on track of life with bursts of energy but I am not strong doing long term projects or long distance running.

04:09 PM Aug 12 2011 |

nina grace caputol

Philippines

actually . .i prefer to walking than anything else . i always walk when i go home from school accompanied with my classmates , ,and were very much happy. . :-]

01:56 PM Aug 12 2011 |

LLGnatuk

LLGnatuk

Russian Federation

I love walking. I’m running for the bus only when I’m late.

01:23 PM Aug 12 2011 |

lxj612

lxj612

Taiwan

i do not like run  i am so lazy .i think swimming is a useful sport for us,so i want to learn it in the future.

12:41 PM Aug 12 2011 |

lxj612

lxj612

Taiwan

i do not like run  i am so lazy .i think swimming is a useful sport for us,so i want to learn it in the future.

12:41 PM Aug 12 2011 |

Zambuka

Zambuka

United States

i used to jog back home,but here people jog more,but i have no time, nor energy to work out…

11:56 AM Aug 12 2011 |

Eduardo Runner

Brazil

just a correction of measurement…. 42.195 kilometers is the correct distance! I love running, specially marathons, it is a challenge to body and mind.

10:48 AM Aug 12 2011 |

4EVER

4EVER

United Arab Emirates

i love running ,specially in the morning…it  can change my mood and makes me feel better..

10:43 AM Aug 12 2011 |

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