Thursday, December 1, 2011


In training for my first half, I fear that I will hit the peak of my training right when the snow comes. Now, don't get me wrong, I don't mind (actually I kinda dig) running in the cold, but the ice just will not do! This girl has sprained her ankles 4 too many times to tempt fate with black ice. So tonight I headed back to the gym to take my run indoors. I figure that if I go back to the treadmill of my own free will and choice, it won't be as bad as if I am forced inside on a Saturday and have to struggle through a long run after a 5 month hiatus from the tready. Now, I will say that some of my misery came from the fact that the only thing on the tv at the gym was the 6:00 news, but I know that wasn't all. The treadmill KILLS me when I haven't been on it for a long time. It seriously takes some getting used to. I fought with the silly thing and cursed the heavens through 4 very messy miles, but ended up deciding that I should probably just be grateful that I have somewhere to go when the weather gets contrary. So here is my list of why I am thankful for treadmills:

I am grateful for the treadmill because:

I don't have to wear multiple layers in the winter
I don't have to worry about black ice
I don't have to worry about traffic
I can watch tv while I run (next time I am going to make sure I have something cool on my ipod to watch)
I can set my pace and then forget about it
I don't have to carry water

That is about it for now. Are any of you grateful for treadmills? I would love to hear why! I could use some more treadmill love in my life!


  1. I'm grateful for treadmills!!! I appreciate the safety - when I was in grad school, I could only run at night and I didn't want to run alone, so I would just head to the gym. I agree with the setting your pace - makes it easier. AND being able to watch something makes the time go by faster. Law & Order SVU marathons on a treadmill? Amazing. :-)

  2. Two awesome treadmill stories: (a) Running 10 miles indoors to all of Michael Jackson's music videos playing in the cardio cinema at my gym. I was in heaven. (b) Treadmill run New Year's Day last year. On the treadmill next to me? A woman wearing a full-length fur coat and Jackie-O sunglasses in the already dark cardio cinema.