Friday, May 25, 2012
I really shouldnít complain about it but I am in a love/hate relationship. Living in Arizona really restricts when I can do my running. That is unless I want to overheat or dehydrate myself. No Iím not complaining about living in Arizona. Itís a wonderful place to live. To really fall in love with it would make it easier for me to keep my training up in those 105 plus days. So what is this item that I have a love/hate relationship with? The treadmill.
You see, when I run on the treadmilI, have two problems. The first is with losing my balance (when I keep my glasses on.) You see I have the no line bifocals that do strange things to me when I wear them while on a treadmill. They donít bother me when I run outside. So I have to take them off, then I canít read the display. The second problem is the hamster syndrome. You know what I mean? Like a hamster on one of those wheels that go nowhere. For me itís like Iím trying to get some place but Iím just spinning my tires. Yet I need to use the treadmill more if I want to ever be ready for my Ĺ marathon in October and my 1st full marathon in January. Remember I am not talking about speed/power walking this one, but running it. So I have to figure out how to endure the seemingly endless runs on the treadmill. Maybe the gym would put it in room that would let you run in a virtual world. LOL. Anyway I have to figure out how to get past this if Iím to achieve my goal.