Ugh! Treadmills!

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Tonight I tried the treadmill. I’ve done it before, getting in a good half hour to 45 minute run. But it was always a struggle to keep from going crazy from boredom. This time I lasted about 2 miles before I started going nuts. Luckily all I needed to do was a few miles. How can anyone stand just running in place? You don’t GO anywhere! I wasn’t cold though, so that was a plus. 😉 Tomorrow’s the big 18 and the Olympic trials so I’m hoping to get motivated as I watch them finish a marathon faster than I could finish a 10K.

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About virginmarathoner

I'm 32, about to be 33, and realizing that I only have one life to live. This gradual but recent epiphany has inspired me make choices to face the things that I thought I could never do, but secretly desired to accomplish. The first of these was to train for my first half marathon, terrified that I would never be able to run past 7 miles (my longest run prior to beginning training). The first day I ran 8 miles, I cried the entire last mile...with a smile on my face. I'm sure it was a curious sight for any one of the hundreds of soccer moms and little toddlers crowding and blocking my path that morning at the park. Each time I ran a new distance, I felt empowered and proud of my determination and dedication. The day of the half marathon I knew I was addicted. Running gave me clarity, discipline and a renewed passion for living. Now I am about to embark on a new adventure, running my first marathon, and hope that others will be able to relate to my adventures, struggles and mishaps along the way. Afterall, we've only got one life to live, so we better get on it.

2 responses »

  1. Thanks for the comment… I have run 4 full marathons now and 2 half marathons. I knew the trials were on, put didn’t think they were televised.. seen them on NBC, PVR’d them and got to watch them this evening. It was a good race

  2. I’m not a huge fan of treadmills either, although I don’t mind them to do a brick workout (bike then run) or in a pinch to work on speed. I find running on them all the time makes your legs too soft and then when you start road running again your body goes into shock at the pounding it takes by comparison. Plus as you say, you don’t go anywhere, I love scenery on a run! – Simone 🙂

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