I used to love the treadmill. Running in place while watching TV or movies was great, so I thought. Now I've really come to hate it, and hate it I did this morning for 6 whole miles. I put in Jurassic Park to cheer myself up, but it didn't come close to a good long run out by the reservoir or the airport or anywhere that wasn't just staring at the same 4 walls. In fact, the movie was...starting to look like it was 20 years old. What was with all the high waisted pants? Marky Mark was 20 years ago, but he's still awesome! And for probably the first time ever, I started thinking the whole premise of the movie was stupid and implausible. I bet a T-Rex would eat more than a single goat for lunch. And I bet scientists would know when they were splicing frog DNA that the species can switch genders, that seems like a pretty stupid mistake.
|Sorry JP, I think this is the runner's low talking|
I was so busy being angry about running on a treadmill I couldn't enjoy the movie at all, but nor did it distract me from my task at hand. I get sweaty anytime I run, but running inside on a treadmill is the very worst, I was DRENCHED when I was done. My headband was actually heavy when I pulled it off, and my shoes were soaked. Also, I realize now that 6 miles is actually 9.6K, which means I ended up running an extra half kilometer because I can't do simple math!? GRR!!
I'm not saying treadmills are useless, I like them for speed intervals and hills and for sometimes just mindlessly watching the Food Network (yes, I love to watch bacon fry while I run, don't judge me) . And yeah, they will sometimes beat the heck out of running in the snow or paying a $15 drop in fee to run laps at your local rec center, but I just didn't enjoy my run at all today. I won't dwell on it, because it's done and next week's run will be outside for sure. On the bright side, now I won't have to run on Monday with a hangover.