Our new family member

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.)

Hello new 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!

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7 responses to “Our new family member

  1. Woot! Congrats on finally making the purchase!! ;)
    I alternate between watching Hulu shows/movies and just listening to music. It depends on how long I’m running for. Ours is in our tornado of a basement and right now my view is a stack of new doors for upstairs. SUPER boring!
    Good luck this weekend, girl! You’ll do great!! :D

  2. hhrunner

    YAY!! I hope you LOVE it!! <3

  3. Awesome! I’m dying to get a treadmill…not that I enjoy them (because I don’t), but because it will allow me to actually work out more. My hubby has to work a lot of nights, and I already wake up at 5 AM, so it makes it hard to find the time with a little one and our horrible heat in Texas!

  4. I totally thought you were going to say you got another pet! I do not own a treadmill, but I sometimes use the ones at my apartment complex. I can’t run on ‘em without tv. I hope yours gets lots of use and treats you right!*

  5. COOL, I want a treadmill at home sooooo bad! You’re gonna have some great runs on that thing for sure :-)

  6. I have had my Nordic Track treadmill for 10 years and I love it!!! Hope you enjoy it!

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