Last week I did all my runs on this
A whole week on the machine. Just the thought of it made me crazy.
I find it harder to run on a treadmill than to run outside. The main reason is that it is hard mentally to stay on it for more than 5-6 miles. I try to look at people and ignore the screen but it does not always work.
How do you fight boredom on the treadmill?
Last week, I would touch the speed button every 0.25 miles, going up until I reached my goal of 180 steps per min. Also took the mandatory walking break every mile and increased the incline for that..not for running because PT said to stay on flat as much as possible.
I am convinced that if I had a treadmill at home I could stay on it longer than I do at the gym and I would love it more. At my gym we have TVs but no sound. Here at home I could watch this guy becoming the greatest Olympian of all times while I run. (Here's to hoping the media will NOW leave him ALONE!..Enough already..Today he won a silver medal and one headline I read said "Phelps looses gold" WHAT??
If I had a treadmill at home I could also watch these folks over and over again. THEY give a good show!
I have a gym membership and I pay every month to use their treadmills and I am ashamed to say not much of anything else. I am thinking I would be better off with one of those at home...only problem is where to put it. I would use it, I know I would. When it is too hot I have to run on the machine and also when the Santa Ana winds come to disturb the peace in California I run inside.
Do you have a treadmill?
Where do you keep it? In the house? Garage? On the roof?
What brand do you have and do you like it?
Oldrids & Downtown sell Horizon treadmills you can find them here.
Tomorrow I am going to the taping of the new Ricki Lake Show! Will let you know how it was.
Today I got a referral from my Dr to go see the PT. I had to go in to see her, waited over an hour, was with her less than 3 minutes total. Ridiculous. Anyway, I went over the PT clinic right after and I have an appointment Thursday morning.