The Treadmill

Since it is so hot outside, I decided to go to the gym and confront my old nemesis; the treadmill.  I know some people love the treadmill, but I am not one of them.  I love the feel of the road under my feet, the sights, the sounds, the adventure, the changing of the pace either by training, or that the Black Eyed Peas came on my iPad. The treadmill gives you none of that, just a constant pace, the same scenery, the same, the same, the same.  To me, the treadmill is a necessary evil, waiting there for you to show some weakness and climb aboard.  I can almost hear it laughing on raining days.

Well I swallowed my pride and ran for an hour on the treadmill (I couldn’t take any more) and got 5.45 miles in.  Hopefully this heat wave breaks so I can go outside and run again.  I need to do an 8-10 mile run, but not on a treadmill.  I think that the treadmill is mentioned in the 6th level of hell in Dante’s Inferno. But if I have to, I have to.

I did get the results from the Sherman Hill “One Hill of a Run” 5k race.  I finished 21st overall out of 80+ people, was 2nd in my age division, and had a time of 26:41.  Not bad, but I need more hill training . . .  they were tough!

Be happy, be healthy


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