Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Treadmill Tryst

I hate to admit this... but
I had FUN on the treadmill today.

Really, I did.
It was like a date with an old friend that went really well - not that I would know.

I haven't run on a treadmill in long while, but being that I don't really know the area yet, it seemed like the safest thing to do.

I hopped on and put it on the old setting I used to do. And it was sooo easy so I sped up. I was running an 8:30 mile for 2 miles! I am always in the high 9's so this was great.

Then I decided to switch it up and do some hills so I did 2 miles of hill intervals and it was FUN.
Am I losing my mind?

I was sweating like a banshee. Not that banshees sweat, but I sure as hell was.
Then, feeling super motivated I hit the weights.
Hell yeah - bathing suit time people. Bathing suit time.

And there is a scale in my hotel room. It's no Anita, but it says the same damn thing she does... 136. Maybe, just maybe this is where my body is supposed to be. Jiggly tummy and all.

28 comments:

jen said...

The treadmill can be fun sometimes- it's like a big toy. Great job on the run! Hope you are having a fun time in Puerto Rico! :)

Crystal said...

Great job with your treadmill run-it's great that it went well and was enjoyable. Hope you are enjoying yourself out there!

J~Mom said...

The treadmill is nice for a change of scenery..now and then. Glad you had fun!

Viv said...

The TM serves it's purpose. I might be using it this next week. I hope we have a pleasant date like you two had.

the gazelle said...

Glad your TM time was good. The treadmill & I just don't get along. I can't go as fast, I can't go as long, and it makes me cranky.

Of course, maybe I'm faster now - I haven't been on one in a couple of months!

Glad you're getting in some banshee sweat! That's awesome!

RunnerGirl said...

Glad you had a fun time on the treadmill!

Erin said...

I love my treadmill. Really love it. But I need to broaden my horizons - as in to the outside....

I need to get my head into the Bathing Suit Time train of thought and kick my ass into moving....and my stomach into eating better.....

AnthonyP said...

I hate the "dreadmill". Way to gut it out.

Non-Runner Nancy said...

The key to blind dates is low expectations. Sounds like you hit it off more than well with the treadmill. BTW, that little ditty got me a husband. :P hee hee

There is always a seat at the dinner table. :D

I'm sure people are like, WTF is she talking about?

136 is pretty dang good.

RazZDoodle said...

If there's anything more annoying than a regular TM run, it's a hotel TM run. Don't know why.

Congrats to you, though!!!!

Vanilla said...

The treadmill was fun? This blog is dead to me.

;)

Meg said...

Nice job! I wish I could enjoy the treadmill that much!

The Laminator said...

Treadmill fun is so rare, you should save it, bottle it, and spread it among the rest of us that don't know what the heck you're talking about!

K80K said...

My treadmill and I have been at odds for a while. He is just there to keep me company as I warm up for my street runs. I used to have fun with him...kinda miss it.

D10 said...

Way to get a run in. Glad the treadmill kept you motivated. Nice job on the weights too.

TNTcoach Ken said...

It’s a trick, don’t trust the dreadmill! I’ve read stories where they try to lure you back to using them on a regular basis. Don’t do it.

Jess said...

That treadmill tricked you.

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Maybe the warmth of puerto rico is getting to you, lol! Glad you had a good run

chia said...

Sheer delirium ;-).

Did I even spell that right?

I would kill to see 136 on the scale... or anything lower than 170. Ugh.

Laura N said...

You're not crazy. I like playing with the digits on the TM and it seems I can run faster on it, too. You have more control on the TM over your body than you do outside. I think it's a good tool to mix up runs and to speed train. I'm glad you had a good run, and then weights. Way to go!

Glam said...

The TM can be fun, once in a while. I prefer to do my best banshee sweating while being screamed at by an enthusiastic instructor. I'm a masochist.

Glad you had a great run. Bathing suit time has your name all over it...

BeachRunner411 said...

Nice work. I am just getting acquainted with the TM myself, and working my way up to "real" road and trail running.

--From a former elliptical machine user, tennis player, now addicted runner.

Ali said...

Maybe you are still drunk from the lovely bottle of Cab in the hotel room?

Petraruns said...

Have a great time in PR - it sounds like running - on whatever surface - is helping you get your mojo back. Keep it up honey - you're going to be getting prs on the back of this!

Judi said...

Hiya girlie, hope you are doing ok, your runs sound like they have been awesome, so you just go girl.

J

teacherwoman said...

Sweating like a banshee? I prefer to use the term "sweating like a whore in church" ... hehehe. I actually used that one on my way back down the mountain while hiking!

Nice run!

BTW, I think 136 is a good number! I would LOVE to get back down to that!

Nobel4Lit said...

Hey... cool pics. Seems like a lot has happened to you since the last time I visited. Hope you're doing okay!! You're a strong woman!!

carla said...

delurking to say THROW SCALE INTO HALL :):

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