Wednesday, October 26, 2016

SO SO Excited!

Guys, I got something on Monday that I am super excited about that I've never really used before and that a lot of runners hate, but I don't care I'm PUMPED.

Source


Drum Roll Please

I got a TREADMILL!

It's the perfect size for in our front room, and it folds up for storage!

Nothing fancy, does the basics, found on craigslist for $125...works for me!



You may be thinking Sarah, why? You always run outside, why get a dreadmill?
Well, there are a few reasons.

1. I live in Pennsylvania, its already in the 30's in the morning and we will soon get the snow and ice.

2. The sun rises at 7:40 am, I work at either 8 or 9.....and at this point I do not feel comfortable running in the dark.

3. When I do any speed work outside I quickly get discouraged and give up, on a treadmill I will be able to pick a pace and know that it is right, which hopefully will lead to less discouragement.

Nothing fancy, but I love that I can bump it up for intervals, then slow back down for recovery


4. Peace of mind for my husband. This is probably the most important thing for me. He gets nervous when I go out early if he's already at work, or when it's raining, or when it's dark. Knowing I am in the locked house doing my run at 6:45 when its 33 degrees outside dark and raining, makes him less worried, and I love him for being my protector and worrying about me.

5. I can watch TV while I run! That is amazing.

So, long story short. I have used it twice now and I think I see a lot of running on it in my future as conditions will no doubt get worse. I will still try to do all my LSD runs outside, and any other time I can but I love knowing I have this option!

On another note, I signed up for my first 10k! It's on Thanksgiving morning at a local school! I have been slowly increasing my mileage and I am hoping to do a few longer long runs in preparation for this race, but I think I'll use it as a base test, see where I'm at!

Do you ever run on the treadmill?
Any races coming up?

Sarah

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