Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Want to Escape

Weather sucks.

Except if it rocks.

Think about it.

I really love running...but only outside. The dreadmill is literally the last place you will find me.  I would rather get a cavity filled, or eat cod liver or some other terrible task.  Honestly, if it came down to the final challenge on Fear Factor was to run on the treadmill for an hour, I would lose out on a large sum of money.

Unfortunately for me, according to my training timeline I should run at or about 3 miles today and it's freezing-sleeting rain.  Even Goliath doesn't want to be outside, so I did not have much of a choice.  30 minutes of the TM is probably my max.  I don't know what it is, I don't know what speed to run at, I don't like not being able to pace myself and the fact that if I want to speed up or slow down I have to press a button and then there's the whole lot of variables the gym throws in like: the millions of things overloading my senses like body odor, perfumes, muscles at every angle, millions of televisions, music.  

Running at the gym is just not my bag.  Running is my zen, it brings me inner peace and running there on a the TM gives me anxiety and phobias and probably a staph infection.

Anyway, I begrudgingly pumped out three miles at a whacko pace which turned out to be more like an interval work out.  Seriously, is the TM in kilometers or miles?  How fast am I going at 8.5? Why is it so hard to just put UNITS on the freaking thing?? seriously...come on...

I had a nice refreshing garden salad after and now here I am updating you on my loathing of the dreadmill.

Food Today Not Pictured:  Coffee, Greek yogurt with strawberries, grapes, grilled chicken breast on the bone, green bean casserole, brownie x 2, salad

Today's Picture Post Run:

Do you like the treadmill?  
How far can you run on it?
Do you like fudgy brownies or cakey brownies?

This Post Brought to You By: "Closer" -Ne-Yo


Jenny said...

I HATE the treadmill. I'll walk on it fine, but when it's time to run I feel like I'm going to fall off. I think that comes partly from tripping on one once, and seeing my husband trip on one also. Scary sh!t.

So I'm not sure how far I can run on it, cuz it's been a while. But I also live in Michigan so I can't exactly run outside or my face might freeze off.

Fudgy brownies are where it's at.

Megan said...

It's too stuffy in the gym. I had to do a 9 mile training run on the stupid treadmill once, it was torture. I am usually bored after 20 minutes and get antsy and clock-watchy.
I prefer fudgey brownies...with crispy edges.
Also, are you planning to run T to A? I totally support that not happening given your circumstances. Just wondering.

Megan said...

Also, I totally biffed it on the treadmill once. It is hilarious in retrospect, but hurt like a mofo at the time.

Courtney Foster said...

I also HATE the treadmill! I did got out for a run today and it was awful, my poor lungs hate me.

fudgy brownies are my favorite. oh i want brownies but I dont need it!

Amanda Morris said...

I have purchased 2 treadmills and sold them both with in the same 6 months. HATE THEM HATE THEM HATE THEM.
FUDGY BROWNIES are the only way to go, I have no clue what these "CAKEY" things are but they sound disgusting.

Becky said...

Treadmills SUCK.

However, recently I purchased the $44.00 Foot Pod for my Garmin to more accurately track my pace/mileage.

Last night the treadmill had me at a 13:00/mile
Garmin says I was running a 12:00/mile and I went farther than what the treadmill said...

Stupid treadmill. 30 minutes is my max. Then I get antsy, annoyed, too hot, and have panic attacks like I'm going to throw up. It's weird...