Monday, March 5, 2018

1,2,3 The Mill is Good Enough for Me

I will admit that I only started running because I liked participating in races, specifically Disney Races.  I didn't particularly enjoy the training runs and I hated the treadmill, but those were just necessary evils to get me to race day.

Fast forward a few years later and I will tell you that I actually enjoy the training runs. I love being on the trails, at the island, and just being outside. I don't mind running in all sorts of weather (above freezing of course), and I've seen SO many interesting things from being an outdoor runner.

However, since the beginning of the year, I've fallen into a treadmill rut.  I've always hated the treadmill and only used it when necessary but lately I've been choosing the treadmill ON PURPOSE and I am actually enjoying it!

So why the change?

As much as I love getting outside, I love being at home even more.  On days I run outside, I come home from work, change clothes, let Baylee out for a minute, and then leave her again to go run. I hate seeing her sad eyes when I leave.

But when I stay home and run on the mill, she is much happier.

I've learned to enjoy the treadmill at home for the following reasons.

First off, it's so convenient. I obviously don't even have to leave the house.

This means it also saves me time.

Baylee can lay right beside me as I run.

I can multi task. This means I can read my e-books, read blogs, or watch my daily dose of Judge Judy!

Also, I've noticed that when I run indoors, I do more stretching and strength training than I would do when I run outside. I'm at my home gym anyway, so I might as well take the time to lift weights and do my other exercises. Hey, that's one more episode of Judge Judy I get to watch!

I kind of feel bad that I am enjoying the treadmill runs so much. Even on the warmer days I've been choosing the mill over going outside.  I will never convert to being a treadmill runner over an outdoor runner but I am glad that I am at least to the point were I enjoy it. -M

We will be linking up with the gals from TOTR.

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