Posts Tagged ‘treadmill’



April 28, 2008

Lacking anything more interesting to blog, I’ll tell you about something I did on Saturday. I ran on a treadmill for the first time ever.

You may know that I used to be a regular runner. I never ran more than 5 miles at a crack, and never more than three times a week. But hell, even running 3 miles three times a week (as I did for a couple of years) keeps one pretty fit.

That was, oh, thirty pounds ago. Sigh.

Now I’m afraid to run! I always had to kind of baby my knees. At this weight I’m scared to do more than a mile or two. But Saturday morning I reulctantly got on the treadmill, expecting to hate it a lot.

But I didn’t! I set it for 30 minutes and ran 4k, no problem. A nice easy pace, no knee pain, no problem. I’m ready to do it again as soon as I get the chance.

One tip, though: don’t close your eyes. You’ll end up getting spat off the back end of the treadmill.