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Treadmill Accident

Monday, July 09, 2012

emoticon emoticon emoticonOn Saturday, I did 30 minutes of swimming, then 30 of biking, then 30 of running. By the time I got to the treadmill, I was pretty beat. I set it at my usual speed right away because sometimes my legs feel really rubbery after biking.
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Then I tried to divert my attention.. emoticon

There was some infomercial about hair care that I watched word for word to keep me from watching the clock with only occasionally checking the time. I also had my music going which usually clues me in to how much time goes by based on how many songs have played.

So, I think I had about 8 minutes left when I ran INTO the treadmill which caused me to fall forward and hit the emergency stop button, then causing my feet to trip up and I almost fell out the front of the damn thing.
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I was too embarrassed to even look around, but I was determined to finish my 30 minutes, so I set it to an even faster pace and ran for 10 more minutes. Since hitting the stop button reset everything I don't know exactly what my finishing time or distance was, but I know I was close to if not over 30 minutes. I then quickly walked away toward the stretching area.
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Good thing it was a Saturday afternoon on a nice day and there weren't too many people there!

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  • HEALTHYOTTER
    I'm with Jessica723: way to go finishing your workout time, despite the mishap. Glad you weren't hurt! And the mental toughness to finish the race: apparently you've got it!
    2316 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/10/2012 11:31:52 AM
  • LYNSEY723
    emoticon Sorry to hear about your accident!! I am terrified that I will do the same thing one day. I was doing a longer run today and I know by the end I couldn't do my full sprint speed because I was sure I'd end up splattered on the wall behind me. :) Way to stay strong and finish!! emoticon
    2317 days ago
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