Sometimes I feel like I have a love-hate relationship with the treadmill. At the begging of this journey I didn’t mind running indoors. But as I started to go outdoors more often, I developed second thoughts every time I had to run in the treadmill.
However, the summer weather in South Florida is as extreme as the behavior of a bipolar person. If it’s not extremely hot and humid, then a crazy thunderstorm is about to happen. That’s simply all you get. There’s nothing in between. So when you’re trying to keep it up with your run without dying of dehydration and/or getting caught by a thunder, the treadmill might be the only available option to you.
I was supposed to go for a long run on Saturday afternoon but I was just hating the idea of running on a treadmill that day. So I decided to lift some weight at the gym and then wake up earlier on Sunday to do my long run outside.
The routine in the gym went pretty well. I worked out legs, back and abs followed by planks and this routine of running drills to improve my running form. However, waking up early on Sunday morning did not go pretty well (I’m so bad at waking up earlier during weekends).
But because I love running so much and I couldn’t handle one more day without it, I decided to just hit the treadmill. I did it with determination even though I was not feeling very excited with the idea. It ended up as one of the best long runs so far.
ER 8 miles @ 10:26 average pace.
I was almost flying during my seventh lap and my pace went down to 9:48 min per mile: Say what?! Those interval trainings are definitely paying off. And so after that I just started loving the treadmill again. I still feel like I need to expose myself outdoors more often, though.
My feeling of reward was not completed until I went for my post run meal at my favorite Italian place. This plate made me really happy since it had everything I was craving at that moment, including lots of refined carbs.
And of course, dessert.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!