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Space Shuttle Launch No Longer: More Cowbell!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Today while on the treadmill this morning I remembered my earlier days on my 'mill experimenting with the incline. When I kicked it up to "10" I felt like I was an astronaut reclining in my seat getting ready for Lift Off! The angle seemed so IMPOSSIBLE to maintain.

Now "10" is my BASELINE treadmill setting! I never go below "10" anymore...! So the other day I read Deb's (S318830) blog and she spoke of using a "15" incline setting...WHOA! I realized it had been a while since I kicked up my incline and went to do just that yesterday and discovered my 'mill MAXES OUT at "12"...! Sheesh! Who'da thunk I would have EVER accomplished THAT?!?! Not that I think I'll ever trade it in for a model that WOULD go that high...but it sure feels mighty fine to make such accomplishments!

So if you've been kinda stagnant with your workouts and haven't racheted things up for yourself lately do yourself a favor and keep kicking it up...!

More Cowbell People! You'll be AMAZED at your accomplishments over time!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DAVEOZ 11/18/2009 10:14AM

    I can do a little on .5, SOMETIMES 1, but you gotta start somewhere right?!

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FRECKS96 11/17/2009 7:10PM

    Congrats! You've had some huge accomplishments in the last couple weeks! I'm considering a TM if you ever consider trading up!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 11/17/2009 6:40PM

    Ha. You sure showed your treadmill, huh? LOL


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USARUNNERGIRL 11/17/2009 2:05PM

    I started back on my walking on an incline phase recently. My running days are on standstill until I the trainer stops making my legs feel like jello on my "treadmill" days. Or maybe I should just switch my days up. Anyoo. Lately I have been walking the inclines between 10-15 for an hour. I actually sometimes leave a pool of sweat on the floor when I do. I actually think that walking the incline might be more of a workout now that I am thinking about it. Thanks.

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S318830 11/17/2009 1:37PM

    LOL! I love the More Cowbell analogy! But so true. If you don't challenge yourself when you get into a routine, you won't improve.

Sorry to hear your treadmill only goes to 12. I never thought I'd get treadmill envy, but Jillian Michaels teamed up with some exercise equipment company or other and developed a treadmill that goes to something like a 45 degree angle! I don't think I'd ever do that as a regular workout, but I'd love to hop on it and see what that feels like!

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ZELLAZM 11/17/2009 1:36PM

    I think I'd feel like I'm falling off the thing at that angle LOL! But more power to you and your "15" friend! I'll check out the incline on the gym treadmills next time I'm there.

I, too, am a Sparker for good although I can foresee there will continue to be phases where I'm less active in posting.

BWTG on the size 38s!

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AZIMAT 11/17/2009 1:35PM

    Wonderful accomplishment, good for you!


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X98COLLEGEGIRL 11/17/2009 9:22AM

    omg, i die at an incline of like 7. i totally need to step up my game

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ALB@ATIME 11/17/2009 9:03AM

    way to go...

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