Thursday, December 16, 2010

Treadmill Storm Trooper

Today I ran 8 miles on the treadmill. The depression of winter was getting me down.  Today though, today is the beginning of treadmill season.  I didn't have much choice though. Once you get on, you better finish or Mr. Storm Trooper will shoot you.
  I try not to remember that Storm Troopers tended to be weak minded and easily manipulated.  If really wanted off the treadmill I would just have to wave my hand and tell him to go on coffee break or something but the added incentive having a blaster pointed at me and cool factor of  a Storm Trooper on my treadmill keeps me running.

  After purchasing a set of speakers on sale at Target for the basement I have now accepted that the next few months will be made bearable by running on my treadmill.  Its nice to have the company of the spawn and really its not so bad when there is some good music or shows to watch.
 I am going to try and get up to 1200 miles before the year ends.... I think I can do that!

My speed and endurance have both improved since last years treadmill season.  I was very pleased to notice that I was able to easily run at a faster pace for longer. I felt fit at the end of my 8 miles and to feel that after stepping on the treadmill feeling like a slug was a welcomed surprise.

I found out today that I get to try out a pair of Soft Star Run a mocs!  I look forward trying them out and reviewing them.  This time of year is great for trying out new minimal shoes.  Winter, I will abide.


Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Welcome to treadmill season may it be fruitful for you!

Jen said...

I've been trying to brave the weather, but I've already decided that tomorrow will be a treadmill day. Sometimes it's not so bad but a whole winter is not something I can wrap my mind around just yet! It's great that you felt so good after 8 miles! Hope you have a great holiday season!

Molly said...

yeah, I've been treadmilling it for 2 weeks now, I tell myself it's better than not being able to run at all.

I opened your page while my son was standing near me, and got all psyched about your trooper photo : )

Anonymous said...

Wow I'm such a storm trooper! I guess I'd better not let that treadmill win over me.

MCM Mama said...

Glad you had a good treadmill run!

So jealous that you are trying out the Soft Star shoes. I contemplated buying those instead of the Vibrams. Can't wait to hear how they work for you.

The Green Girl said...

Girl, you crack me up. ::high fives:: Congratulations on the treadmill run.

Those shoes look really cool - I love that you can customize your pair, too.

Ramblin' Dan said...

Yup. Me too. Gonna have to go back to the treadmill for a while. We've had an especially cold December in Philly, and I am weak when it comes to running barefoot in the cold. I am particularly impressed that you did eight miles, by the way. I did that once on the treadmill. Even with music, only a few notches above root canal.

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