Yup! It’s official, we finally got our treadmill and I had my first run on the weekend! It was just what I needed.
Since my husband is away right now, my only running opportunities are at work during my lunch break or on our new treadmill. Before, I would have to either not run or do something else, like my trusty T25 or Jillian Michael’s DVD workouts. Don’t get me wrong, I love those workouts but I also love running and really wanting to improve my running this year.
Most people hate treadmills. Why run on a treadmill when you can simply go outside for a run? In fresh air, on any surface. Well, it’s not that simple in my life with two little girls and a husband that is away often. So, I welcome our treadmill with legs that just want to run.
Saturday night after I got the girls to bed, I quickly changed into my running gear so I wouldn’t back out. Just before 8 pm, I laced up my sneakers and hit start on “The Beast”. Sorry, treadmill – for now you are going to be called “the beast” until I can come up with a better name.
My new running pants kinda look like a zebra…but they are not. I really need a new name for my treadmill…”The Beast” just isn’t cutting it.
I walked for 3 minutes to give my body a chance to warm up and to be honest, for me to get organized. I had my water bottle, Sai’s Ipad, my cell (gotta take some selfies, I guess) and the baby monitor. I’m a Mama first, runner second. I was really nervous at how loud the treadmill would be and was praying that it wouldn’t wake up either girl.
I decided to watch Blue Bloods while I ran but it was difficult to hear the show even with the volume on high but it kept me distracted and focused. I kept my speed between 5 and 6 with a slight incline. It was great to be running but my left ankle was giving me some problems. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve had ankle issues so I’m hoping it was just a random thing.
I felt good during my run and was aiming to run for 30-35 minutes and managed to do that with only one short slow down to drink a little H2O – gotta hydrate people! By the end, I was pretty sweaty and satisfied…5k done just…like…that. #MegsMiles
Sorry, Green Garmin I may have a new best friend 😉
Do you have a treadmill?
How do you make time to run and balance your life?
Do you name things; cars, treadmills, bikes?
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yay new treadmill! I rather like the name “the beast”. yes, I always name things. Car’s name is Ducky and my live baby christmas tree is Gertrude, who I’ve now nicknamed Gerty 🙂
My car’s name is Murphy! Love the name “Gerty”!!
I hate running but I have been tackling the treadmill at the gym. My friends tell me I am going to start to love running. I’m still waiting for that to happen! Good for you for pushing yourself!!!
Yeah for you! Well done!
I’d love a treadmill! I think I won’t attempt to weather another NoDak winter without one!
I love running outside, even in our winters but I’m so excited to be able to run when I want to not when it just when I can fit it in!
I AM SO JEALOUS!!!! That’s awesome that you have your very own treadmill now! I wish we had one.
I’ve wanted one for so long, gotta love sales!
Congrats on the treadmill! I got one for the very same reasons you mention. It’s a life saver when you can’t get out for a run or head to the gym. Enjoy!
Thanks. I’d love to take my girls out running, but the thought of a double stroller and pushing 60 pounds + wasn’t really the route I wanted to go!
I have a treadmill as well as other gym stuff like a weight machine and free weights. It is quite convenient I must admit. I have not name it though 😛
Having all I need to workout at home allows me to fit it easily into my schedule.. not to mention the money I save not going to a gym.
It’s like freedom to run whenever I want now!
I know it’s a great invention
So jealous of your treadmill, but also VERY happy that you got one 🙂
I’ll admit, seeing your posts about your daily runs was pretty inspiring to keep me running. I might have to ask you for some tips!
I hit the treadmill all the time. It does work out better when you have to deal with kids or weather or daylight, you name it. Have fun!
My oldest (3.5) really wants to run on it with me…it’s cute. But I don’t think that would go over well…or be safe.
Ha ha I loved you named it the “beast.” Glad you found a way to keep running in your life. Having two small ones may limit some people but not you! Awesome!
Running keeps me sane and balanced. I may not run all the time or long distances but it sure make me happy 🙂
I’ve thought about getting a treadmill but as I live in a basement flat, I’m worried that it might annoy the neighbours. As for naming things, I drive a red roadster called Robbie – yeah, I know, mid life crisis and all that. Loving the “Beast”, especially if s/he roars louder than the TV! 😀
I’m glad it doesn’t sounds like a beast but was sure worried about that! Robbie – love it!
You totally get why I love my treadmill. It gives me the opportunity to run when other wise I couldn’t. So glad you enjoyed it and get to run when you want now!!
I totally get it! It’s going to be a life changer for me 🙂
Ah the necessary evil of a treadmill. I have two (3.5 and 1) and twice a week in the winter it is a must (stroller when it’s warm). I hate it, but it’s nice, sort of… Be mindful of your form on the treadmill though. It’s totally unnatural and can gum up form and cause old injuries to be a bother. At least that’s what happens with me.
Thanks for the tip! I don’t want the treadmill to be my only way to run but it’s going to be my way to run when I can’t get outside.
I do have a treadmill and while I don’t love it for what it is, I love it because I’d rather run on a treadmill than not run at all. It’s really a must-have for running mamas, don’t you think?
I couldn’t agree more!
It’s a big must-have for this Mama 🙂
I have no idea how you run on the treadmill. I had to do 1 mile for the gait analysis and I nearly went insane. Some people love itI am not one of them.
I am having a hard time balancing things….I tend to let my lazy self take over The running group in my neighbourhood has really helped me stay accountable….and has been a great getting me outside over the winter.
So nice to ‘meet’ someone else from the Maritimes!
Since we just got the treadmill it’s still pretty fun and the only way I can get a run in when my husband is away. Not my first chose but I’ll take running on the treadmill over not running.
Yes, it’s nice to “meet” some other Maritime Bloggers. I may join one of your group runs one of these days as my family lives in Timberlea and we go there often to visit.
Thanks for stopping by the blog!
I love the ‘Beast!’ That’s the best TM name yet…lol.
That is so cool you are in the valley! We go there from Halifax every year for the Valley Harvest run. I also watch Blue Bloods! 😀
I love the Valley Harvest Run – my little one did the kids run (under 3) and she loved it. Still talks about it when we drive by Acadia!
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Some days when I wake up I put on exercise clothes so I can’t miss my workout. Since I’m on maternity leave exercise clothes seem to be my wardrobe!
It sure can be hard to back out of a workout when you already have the right clothing on! Ahh yes, maternity leave clothing….wasn’t that long ago for me 😉 I am finally getting used to my “work clothing” now 🙂
I love the treadmill. I have a gym in the basement of my apartment building and I can’t imagine life without one…especially in the winter. Congrats on the new purchase!
Thanks! It’s definitely changing the way I run…running more that is 🙂 I love it!
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