I ordered a new toy! Whoopee!
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Now I just have to wait for it. And wait. And wait. I am like a 4 year old kid.
I stayed up until 1am 2 nights ago looking at treadmills because my old cheap one is a piece of junk and I can't do anything on it but walk - and even that hurts my ankles because the bounce is so bad. It's not safe in my immediate neighborhood to run. I live on one of those curvy mountain roads with steep drops to the river. No guard rails, no side walks, no shoulders. Periodically part of the road just disappears, and someone blocks off the sink hole until a road crew arrives a week later with trucks full of gravel and cement.
Yes, the dogs and I are still going to walk, but it's only down to the mailbox and back. (That's still six-tenths of a mile, guys!) The dogs find that trip pretty exciting every time, but it's gotten very boring to me. I'm just not that into pee-mail left by the neighbor dog. I have to actually DRIVE them somewhere to go for a walk that even I find exciting.
I ordered a Sole F85 treadmill after pouring over reviews and specs. It's no where near the priciest, the fanciest or the most wonderful, but for the price range, it does the most for the least amount of bounce and the least customer complaints about reliability. Getting repair guys out here whenever it's convenient for me isn't particularly likely. I am spending approximately $2k for a new mat, an I-pod holder and the treadmill. I am deliriously excited. I have checked my email at work and at home way too many times, considering it will not come until 4/1.
I have to be home ALL day for this, which means I have to trade favors with others to be gone from work on a weekday, too. I know I will pay for this later... but I am so excited.