Back to the ‘mill

Treadmill, dreadmill, rat wheel, hamster wheel, satan’s sidewalk…whatever you call it, it’s pretty much in all runners lives. 

Some love it. 😍 Because it sets your pace and you don’t need to worry about dealing with traffic and distractions. You can focus and run. πŸ™‚

Most hate it. 😩 Because it’s indoors and changes your stride and is immensely boring. ☹️

I consider it a necessary evil. 😈 I am so not a fan, but on a day when I must run, and being outside isn’t an option (rain, dark, oppressive heat, etc), it lets me. 

I have been incredibly fortunate to not be on one in so long that I don’t exactly remember the last time I used one. Hmmm… πŸ€” (June maybe?)

Until yesterday that is. 

Because it’s getting kinda dark 🌌 in the mornings and pretty soon my runrise πŸŒ„excursions will have to stop. 

And because…I wanna go fast. 🏎 And the treadmill is the easiest place to train for speed. 

Remember how I signed up for a turkey trot? πŸ¦ƒ Well…I kinda set a lofty goal of a 25 minute finish.  Not impossible (I’ve done it before), but it’s going to take some serious work to get back to my old paces of early 2015. 

So, while I had already gotten out for my morning run, I dusted off the pair of sneakers that have been waiting patiently all summer in my desk drawer, and took them to the gym. 

And. It. Was. Awesome.  

I ran a whole bunch of sprint intervals at goal 5k pace. And while it did make me realize how much work is gonna be involved in the next 8 weeks – I also scored a 27:51 5k time. Which is a great baseline to work from. 

So, the treadmill and I are gonna become frenemies again. Wish me luck!! 

Ps…it is now 99 days to Disney! #letsgetgoofy

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2 thoughts on “Back to the ‘mill

    • Oh I have a couple. πŸ™‚ and use it for part of my run right now. It’s amazing! But there’s a lot of wildlife by my house and while a bunny in the dark is harmless, the coyotes not so much.

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