Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Change of Heart

We celebrated National Running Day in a big, big way.... we bought a treadmill!

I have always hated treadmills. But I think I finally found one I could have a relationship with. 

Looks like true love to me!

Honestly, when we thought of an entire summer of trying to schedule our runs around the 95 degree weather and brutal humidity, we started talking about buying a treadmill. I trained for the Chicago half-marathon last year during a  Memphis summer, and it was a challenge to say the least. Having an option to run inside at any time of day with air-conditioning and unlimited cold water makes this purchase totally worth it.

Just think of the advantage in winter- it gets dark at 5:00pm- but we can run anytime we want!

Plus, I get to watch TV or movies on my iPad... I'm not sure life could get much better.

We actually got the treadmill yesterday, and my sweet husband got it all set up and ready to go by himself. I jumped straight out of bed this morning and onto this while my husband slept in the next room undisturbed. I know it's easier to run on a treadmill, but I actually ran quite a bit faster this morning than I have been running lately- and man it felt great!

I kind of wanted to run again when I got home from work, but I decided to wait and channel that energy and excitement into tomorrows run. 

Happy National Running Day to us! 

And you, too. :)


  1. Your treadmill looks awesome! I have a love/hate relationship with the treadmill, but know this coming winter that I'll wish we owned one. It's always so hard to battle the gym crowd for 25 minutes on a treadmill--I'd love the freedom and flexibility to run at home whenever I want! Enjoy your new toy!

  2. Yes exactly! I think I'm realizing I never hated the treadmill- just the gym lol!


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