Oh the Reasons not to call it QUITS!
Yes, at times, I want a the big "D" as in DIVORCE...... from my treadmill that is!!!!! ****SIGH***** There are days that I simply DO NOT want to run on Mr. Dreadmill!!!!!! But, as with any relationship, you have to take the bad with the good.........
Running is the wedding ring that bounds me to my treadmill. Yes, my desire to run keeps my heart with my treadmill. My treadmill is always there for me..... when it is too dark to run, the weather too fierce to run, no one to meet to run, etc....there is my faithful & committed treadmill to make sure that my runs for the week get done!
Routine-running in place=BORED! Yes, as with most relationships, routine can cause things to appear boring and all excitement lost.......therefore, I have decided that it is a MUST to SPICE some things up!!!! This can be done by watching TV, youtube, listening to music, listening to pod casts, listening to audio books... or, vary up the runs by adding incline or adjusting speed during the run! Yes, you have to make an effort not to lose interest and work on making things interesting again!
Supportive .... the basis of a relationship! And, that is what my treadmill is!!!! I mean, with the support and availability of my treadmill, I have have been able to meet my goals that I set for myself. With being a wife, mother, and working full time.... training runs would have been missed all too often which would have led to me not being able to reach goals of a sub 2 half marathon and completing a full marathon!
Builds strength-- mental strength that is!!! Any relationship should provide you strength and make you stronger in all aspects in life. The treadmill particularly helps me in the one area that I am weak... mentally!!! Any runner knows that the body can accomplish amazing things!!!!! But, sometimes, the mind can limit you from allowing your body to push...... well, let me tell you!! Running in one place for 45-60min will definitely make you become mentally stronger to not quit!
So, the bottom line....... there are too many reasons NOT to DIVORCE my treadmill......I see many miles in the future for me and Mr. Dreadmill! And, it is a good thing!!!! When it comes down to it, I really do love my treadmill !!!!! And, as the picture below shows, I completed my week day work outs..... andddddddd, all because of Mr. Dreadmill!!!!! :D
Let's Talk Food!
When it comes down to it, I LOVE to run because I LOVE food too much!!!!! I am always looking on Pinterest for food ideas and I love when others share food ideas!
Below is a great on the go breakfast idea..... greek yogurt, chopped walnuts, blueberries, and strawberries ........ this is SUPER YUMMY!!!! Quick and easy to take in the car, if you are like me, and sometimes are rushed in the morning!
Below, is the house salad from Atlanta Bread Company with added Salmon and Avocado...... made them hold the croutons! This is delicious!!!
Random info..... update on Tahoe
For those that have been following my ever increasing mileage on my tahoe, I just reached 430,000 miles today!!!!!!! Seriously, I think this vehicle might last forever!!!!!
Well, gotta run...... hope you have had a GREAT week!!!! Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!! Hang in there!!!!! UNTIL LATER!! Thank you to all that follow this blog.........
*************TOMORROW I WILL ANNOUNCE WINNER FOR THE FREE ENTRY TO ZOOMA!!!!!!*************** stay tuned