Monday, November 8, 2010

Love/Hate relationship

I have a love hate relationship with my treadmill. hahaha
Richard was able to bring home a treadmill that he got from a job for free!!!! That was a huge praise. In the past i've always run outside, but of course once the sidewalks get covered in snow and ice my running stops and in the spring I start from scratch again. Well last fall he brought home this treadmill. Perfect for me for 3 reasons - 1.I'm a mother so i can't leave the house whenever, 2. I live in NEPA and the winters are long, and 3. I've recently really wanted to start running as a hobby.
The thing about a treadmill is - It's perfect b/c I can still run all year long. But my treadmill is located down in the deeps of our unfinished grimy basement, with nothing to look at or see except a wall that has the dry wall falling down and the furnace. I am a very competitive person when it comes to athletics so i can never just have a leisurely run. I'm constantly looking at the time and the distance and the pace and am always trying to push myself more, beat the time I had before, and go a little farther than the last time. I can't just have a nice jog.

But all this to say, I'm really thankful for something, and once spring comes, I will be going outside. :) Maybe I'll start training for my next big goal of running in a 10K. :)


Katie Barker said...

A 10K would be great! I know you can do it! Maybe listening to a pod cast while you run would make it less boring... (just an idea).

Trina Mayfield said...

You are so motivated, Jess! It's a good example even to your mother. It makes me want to get out and walk too. My goal is the first of the new year. Anyway, keep up your disciplined, motivated life!

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