I love my hubby. He's a good gift giver. Not a good gift hider, mind you, but a good giver. You may recall on my birthday my present was 'spoiled' because it was too big to hide, so he'd put it in the spare room, which I often go into. Not the game room, which is more his domain. I like games too, he just spends more time in there than I do. Anyway, I came home Thursday and went into the spare room and lo and behold - a huge treadmill! I'd been hoping Santa would find me one - second hand, but decent. And he did! But of course it was in the spare room, so I found it early. I need to read the book and learn the basics of it but hubby has already taken it for a test spin.
This is great timing really, I've been taking longer walks and increasing my running time, and with fly season - I mean summer - upon us, and the extreme heat some days, runner friends had warned me you have to go really early or really late to avoid the heat. Now I can avoid both flies and heat. Not only that, we've had so much rain lately I've had to do a few more video workouts instead of running, so no matter what the weather I can now go for as long a walk/run as I like. Having said that - I've never run on a treadmill before, and I don't know how different it's going to feel from running outside. But I'm excited to try it out. How many of you have a preference, either for or against, using a treadmill vs running outside? Besides lack of flies and cooler temperatures, I can think of another benefit - a smooth surface. The road with the inclines that I've been running lately has some really bad broken sidewalks, dips and other trip hazards that I do worry about, so I think a smooth and constant surface that still has inclines should be nice.
With Christmas just around the corner and plans with family and friends, I likely won't be posting much over the next week or so, but I'll be back. If you are still following along and interested in my journey, know that I appreciate your comments, but I am getting two to three times as much spam as real comments these days, so I may be putting a captcha on as previously discussed. In any case, I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and I'll be back soon to talk about trying out the new treadmill. Hope Santa is very good to you all! :)