I'm back 2 1/2 weeks late, but back on track!

2 1/2 weeks ago I went out in the pouring rain and dark for a 25 min run and only (!! I don't really mean 'only') 18 mins. I lost confidence a bit. After seeing the discussion regarding treadmills, I looked on Gumtree and yesterday became the very proud owner of a treadmill. I was really worried about working it and not ending up falling off. It is a bit odd and I felt a bit unbalanced and had to concentrate on where I was on the running track, but not having to worry about who saw me and having a cup holder for water!!! was sheer joy. I managed 23 mins and could have gone a bit further, but didn't want to overdo it on my first attempt. I'm glad I left it there. I did feel a bit sea sick and wobbly after getting off. Has anyone had that? I get that too after getting off a boat so it may just be me. I'm feeling very happy and ready to get back on track.

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  • I haven't used a treadmill often, but have felt wobbly getting off so I think that's quite usual. I'm sure it'll get easier ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • I'm so glad you are back on track. I'm really struggling to get out too and have got a treadmill on the way. Someone did reply to my post and they said they do feel a bit seasick after running on one. That's my worry as I also get sea sick on a boat but maybe it's something that we will get used to..or perhaps just need to sit down for a few minutes afterwards. Well done on your run! :)

  • I'll look forward to hearing how you get on with yours. I had to concentrate quite hard to stay nearer the front as I was worried about falling off, but guess that comes with practice.

  • Nice to hear you have managed to get yourself back on track africanali. with regards to the feeling a bit 'sea sick' when you finished...maybe you could set up a tv or computer in front of your treadmill and play some YouTube videos of people running at roughly the same speed. That way, your brain will be fooled into thinking it's also there, running the same route and you won't get that 'sea sick' feeling? If it's too difficult to set all that up there are other alternatives, such as using an iPad (or other tablet) or even a cheap pair VR goggles where you insert your own mobile phone to play the running videos on. Also, if you can't find a suitable video to watch, there's nothing stopping you actually using your own mobile (or any camcorder) to record your own favourite route. (If you walk the route whilst recording the video, you can then simply edit the video by speeding it up and saving it).

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