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New Sole F85 and virtual Jog and Bike Ride video

Sunday, April 05, 2015

The new Sole F85 is *** FINALLY*** in the house and assembled. We should have bought it from Treadmill Doctor and paid for set up. We thought, gee, it's a folding treadmill, must be folded up in the box, so how hard can it be? Right?


400 pounds, beer and ibuprofen later.


The 400 pounds is 300 pounds of treadmill, 60 pounds of packing material and 40 pounds of weight put on by hubby and me drinking beer trying to work off pain from getting it in the house and out of the box. Well, maybe not 40 pounds. Maybe I'm exaggerating. Maybe just 4. Maybe really 1. Total, between the two of us.

We were pretty frustrated by the time we had it out of the box. We didn't really drink a case of beer. We didn't even drink one each. We've hit that stage of our lives where our medications say not to consume alcohol.

Assembly should not have been hard. We just work ridiculous hours and had to split it up among 3 days after work because we are so tired when we get home we can't tell our left from our right. All the parts were black and none were labeled. Considering I used to be an auto mechanic and he used to work on his own motorcycles, this is pretty pathetic.

Today I got on it for the first time. I was too tired to run, but I DID put in A new "Scenic Argyll Scotland Virtual Jog and Bike Ride" video I got just for occasions like this, when I knew I'd feel like copping out. It has rolling hills and sheep, just like home, except it is not pouring down rain in the video, unlike here at the moment. My dogs were entertained by the baa-ing. (The poodle sat down in front of the video and watched.) I kept going, pressing up incline and down incline in all the relevant parts, and feeling somewhat dizzy now and then on the downhills because whoever made the video was going MUCH faster than I was, possibly in a Smart Car, or a golf cart, with a video camera mounted on the side mirror. However, I was entertained, and kept going, and that was an important factor on a day I didn't feel like doing anything but going to bed.

The incline is nearly seamless... a HUGE improvement over the last treadmill. Very pleased. Can't wait to feel like running.
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    Sounds awesome!!
    1984 days ago
    Larissa, I just took a look at this model online. This thing is amazing! You are going to have fun.
    1995 days ago
    Sounds like you got in a lot exercise before you got it put together. emoticon emoticon Oh, I am so glad you got a neat clean and mean exercise machine. So glad you are back. Will stay in touch.
    1995 days ago
    LOL LOL Larissa! You kill me! lol This was blog was hilarious,even though I could also feel your pain! Who hasn't bought something at some time of their life thinking, "How hard can it be?" and ...... lol lol I'm sure given a little time, all that frustration will have been worth your while. I hope you get many hours of enjoyment on this.

    It sure is great to see you back in Sparkville! Hang in there! emoticon
    1996 days ago
    Happy treadmill! Though your description of your trek through the video is funny!
    1996 days ago
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