Ugh. That was not pretty.
I woke up to rain this morning, but was still determined to get my planned 8 miles in. I’ve been slacking on runs lately and needed to do this. Without giving it too much thought I headed to the gym and braced myself for my longest distance on the treadmill to date.
Hats off to anyone who can run double digits on the treadmill because that just isn’t me. Before today I think my longest treadmill run was 6 miles and even that was hard to handle. Treadmills are great for speed sessions or squeezing a short run in, but anything beyond 4 or 5 miles bores me.
Luckily i was able to distract myself with the Netflix app on my phone this morning. I propped the phone on the treadmill and watched 1.5 episodes of Army Wives. It saved me from quitting halfway through. I just focused on the show and ignored the clock.
I did learn something new about the treadmills at my gym. Apparently they automatically reset themselves after an hour.
Obviously I took that as my cue to take a short break and refill my water bottle before continuing on.
The last 1.71 were fun. Umm… not. I pushed through and was just thankful I wasn’t planning on running 10+, 8 was just fine.
Again – to all of you who run on a treadmill regularly – major props. You guys rock. I’m just a big baby.
I left the gym hungrier than usual after a run. I wonder why that is?
Cereal was the quickest, easiest thing I could get my hands on when I walked in the door.
In the mix:
- 1/2 cup Cinnamon Cheerios
- 1/2 cup Kashi Go Lean Crisp
- 1/4 cup Good Run Granola
- 1/2 apple
- plain yogurt
What’s the longest run you’ve done on a treadmill? I know there are some crazy 20+ runners out there. 😉