Ha! I bet you thought I got a new cat or dog.
Nope, I have enough of those right now, thank you very much.
I’m referring instead to my newest purchase, which I hope will become like family to me. (Meaning I’ll yell at it and call it bad names.)
friend training partner treadmill!
I went back and forth for a long time whether I wanted one or not. I’ve run on the treadmill before at the gym and HATED it. HATED IT. I’ve never lasted more than 20 minutes.
So why the change now?
Well with all the riding on the trainer, I’ve come to realize I can deal with cycling/running in place IF I have a TV to watch. I think I can do anything if I’m distracted with good shows.
Really this is a good thing. With the kids not going to sleep til 9, it means I can’t get outside to run til about 9:30. Last summer I endured this but it wore me out. Plus with our excessive heat, running in an air conditioned room with a fan will be a welcome relief. I’m hoping I’ll be able to get some workouts in either in the morning or early evening. (I refuse to run outside alone in the morning, too quiet and creepy.)
Do you have a treadmill? If so, where is it? Do you watch TV while you run? Have you ever fallen off? I’m not very coordinated so I’m worried. Remember, I was smooth enough to fall off my bike during a stop.
Remember I’m doing my longest bike ride yet this weekend. Wish me luck!