yet another time pressed evening requiring me to hop on my treadmill instead of gearing up to go out into the cold for a run this evening. I really hate treadmill running and would so much rather be outside enjoying the outdoors and seeing the distance I cover instead of just reading the numbers on the display. I find it so hard to maintain my usual distance on the treadmill for some reason even though it’s supposedly less effort expenditure. I get way hotter then I do outside and I it’s just so easy to hop right off when I’ve had enough where as outside, if I’ve run 3.5km’s out then I need to run that same distance back in order to get home. And why bother walking it if I can just get home faster by running. I think sometimes the treadmill is harder because I’m maintaining pace where as outside I’m constantly adjusting my pace as I go up and down hills.
If I look on the bright side of todays run, I did complete 4 miles (she’s an american treadmill) and I got to listen to music during my run which I never usually do when I run outside, and I got to watch a little bit of TV. Because I have a treadmill in my basement I get my very own space away from the kiddies and I can shamelessly run in my pima cotton Modern Racerback (eeek! not moisture wicking) and when I get overheated I can just wear my Flow Y and not worry about anyone seeing my jiggly bits. I got this AFG 5.0 Treadmill back in April as a post baby push present to myself and she’s really been neglected until now. I’ve run on her maybe 10 times since I got her but I tend to run outdoors rain or shine. This is a pretty excellent treadmill for a home use version if your thinking about maybe getting one. This treadmill has an ipod docking station and speakers, an orthotic belt (cushioning) and a wider and longer belt then average and is super quite which is good when the kids are sleeping. It also came with a Polar wireless heart rate monitor which is really a great thing to use once in a while. The only downside of this treadmill is that it takes a little while to speed up to your selected pace so I just tag on a few extra seconds at the end to make up the difference but that’s just my little neurotic behavior. I think most runners are a little bit neurotic like that.
Now that I safely have my run behind me and the kids are asleep finally I’m diving head first into a bowl of Halloween candy with abandon as I’ve had a rough day and I’ve earned the reward.