My poor treadmill has been gathering dust for in the corner. I have only been on it once in the last month or so as I have being exploring the local area more and more.
I know a few people who have bought one, much like gym memberships and then not bothered using them after a while so they sit in the corner, unloved and unwanted until they finally get sold. I don't want that to happen, I need to get my indoor motivation back so that when the blizzards arrive I am snug and cosy.
Today I got up and decided to run indoors even though the weather has been beautiful and sunny, the birds are singing tweet tweet.
"Hello Simmy, I've missed you!" she smiled at me and I remembered the love and affection I once had for her. Hopefully we could rekindle our passion?
Ok exercise time. Set pace and incline, activate integrated Gremlin Shield (TM) let's go..hmm this is a bit boring, where are the dodgy pavements to trip over and the empty bottles to avoid? hmm...put some music on...ah that's better...
I tried one of the numerous programs as I've only ever used the quick start button, so I set the distance to 4 miles thinking that I could have a 5 minute warm up, run the 5k or so and then have a 5 minute cooldown.
Ran for a while, I could hear a distant wailing and gnashing of teeth as the gremlins struggled to penetrate the Gremlin Shield (TM) but failed miserably.
Ran for a bit more, and then heard 5 beeps and then the treadmill stopped at the end of the distance. I thought it would slow down and give me a cooldown walk but it doesn't seem to do that. Maybe I can set alter the settings although I'm comparing it to the gym machines costing thousands.
Not used to stopping straight away I started up again and did a walk for a few minutes and then put the speed up more and the incline at 4 and ran a bit more. The gremlins started breaching the shield after about ten minutes and so I slowed down and then stopped.
Ahh treadmill I had forgotten how enjoyable you could be. But there's something missing. Maybe I could hire someone with an angry dog to bark at me and someone else to shower me with a watering can whilst I run?
I hear outdoors calling me again, promising new sights and aching knees. I might play hard to get though...