W8 R2 Complete - What happened to my buddies?
Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:46 pm
Hi All, I did my run 2 of week 8 yesterday, and I managed it on the treadmill! If you have read my previous post you know that I have come to despise the treadmill!!!!! I got home from work and was excited that we had got a quick thunderstorm and I thought it was done so I was excited to take my run outside into the cool weather. BUT when i opened the door it was raining, which wouldn't have been a problem but I was scared to get caught in thunder and lighting so off the gym I headed. For the entire, 5 minute drive I convinced myself that I was on a mission to run for 28 minutes on that stupid machine. It sucked, it was boring. My iphone went flying off the treadmill twice so I had to do a quick pause to jump off and get it... my pride was hurt as I heard someone snicker behind me on the second time it flew off. i finally took the earbuds out and just focused on the tv with the earbuds out my arm couldn't get caught in the wires. The only good thing I can say about my run is that I felt more control of my speed because I could see my mileage progress and could adjust my speed. So, i was able to come in at 2 miles right at 28 minutes. That seems soooooooooooo slow, but I'm slower on the road so I will take what I can get. It will be months before I can even see 3 miles in 30 minutes! I am grateful that I am still with this program although I am progressing through the rest of my runs at a snails pace due to life being in the way, but still as committed as ever!