Two days of
Running 5 miles on the
Tons of Halloween candy in the office = layer of blubber to keep me warm without a sweater
A gift certificate to the movies = free date night tomorrow!
Ok ok, so the last one is a joke; nothing negative about free gift certificates! :)
Since July, I've managed to do all of my runs outside. Clearly, I have been spoiled by the beautiful weather, because when it rained on Tuesday and I had to do my run on the ever-spinning-torture-machine that some crazy people call the "treadmill," I decided I'd rather be getting my wisdom teeth removed.
Ok maybe it wasn't that bad. But I have this one issue that makes treadmill running really difficult for me.
See that handle bar that goes straight across? (I've indicated it with that arrow, just in case, haha) That little guy over there makes treadmill running really awkward for me. It seems that the height of that bar coincides DIRECTLY with where my arms swing when I run. This means that I purposely need to raise my shoulders and swing my arms higher as I run, or I will end up treating that bar as a punching bag and get bloody knuckles. Altering my natural arm swing over 4-5 miles causes some major shoulder and neck discomfort.
This is the only treadmill option available for me, and with winter and crappy weather fast approaching, I am going to need to start running on the treadmill again.
Does anyone else have this problem? Or am I some sort of freak of nature destined to be enemies with the treadmill forever?
In other fun news, I swear, the gym never fails to crack me up. Just last night, I saw a guy doing hundreds of sit ups in.... get this: denim and a leather belt. What the....? I mean, have you ever tried doing any sort of exercise in your jeans? It is DANG uncomfortable. And a leather belt on top of that? Man, that dude probably has a permanent dent in his back from doing so many sit ups on his belt! Why would you do that to yourself? If you forgot your shorts, you can borrow a pair at the front desk! Ouch!
Oh well. Dispite my best efforts, my inner Negative Nancy shone through. I blame it on the rain. But hey! Tomorrow's Friday, and we are finally getting a ray of sunshine after 48 hours! That's always something to celebrate :) Have a good one!