This has been a challenging week so far. Rather than rehash all the detail, let’s focus on the positive:
A treadmill is being delivered to my house on Saturday. A whole new world is about to open up to me. No more coercing Jaspy to get into the stroller at 530am (how I ran this morning), no more gutting it out in pouring rain, and no more having to start 20 milers by 5am in the summer to beat the heat. I am so excited. I picked the Precor 9.23 after a lot of interweb research, which is their entry level model. It’s very basic, and I chose to sacrifice some bells and whistles for what I have been told is durability, since I foresee myself running on this thing a lot. I couldn’t really come up with any bells and whistles I would use anyway. Just tell me how far I have run and have the ability to create incline.
You might be reading this and think “You silly person, that’s a lot of money to spend just to run. Just deal with missing some runs.” Well, I thought that way too for a long time, but with a husband who travels, and a little boy who quickly becoming not so little as to be stuffed into a stroller, I thought “why shouldn’t I get to make running and little easier when it’s just me at home?” Then I thought of all the other possibilities. I will get to watch so many movies now! I can run when (and if) Jasper takes a nap! I can hill train for anything because I can create hills that last for miles! I can’t wait!
First run is Sunday….I’ll be planning all the ways this treadmill will help me with world domination. Cannot wait!