Sunday, December 12, 2010
Well, I tried my treadmill workout with the safety cord attached today and it was frustrating. Three times the cord pulled out and stopped the treadmill abruptly. That is a jolt! It also means I lose all the data on my workout. However, I was using an ifitvillage workout on my (wounded but working) MP3 player, so I knew when my time was up and could give a pretty good estimate in order to track it.
I thought about lengthening the safety cord so it would not be so touchy, but then I'm not sure it would work in an emergency. I hate to admit it, but there are a couple very tight knots in my cord. I don't think I'll get more than a quarter to a half inch by untying them, but I guess I should try.
I've had this treadmill for 11 years. I don't remember when I quit using the cord, but I bet it was for this very reason. After my first fall recently, though, I was going to use it, but now I'm unsure. I'll think about it. Maybe my SparkFriends have some suggestions.