I did run 13.1 miles on the treadmill this weekend, however it didn't happen all at once. I broke it up like a big-fat-chicken-baby. Yep, I just made that name up but I deserve it. I was a baby about it and acted like a chicken, so that is what I get.
On Saturday at noon I did 8.1 miles and on Sunday at noon I did 5 more.
I wish I had a better excuse but I honestly cannot run fast for very long on a treadmill. It has got to be mental but I run about an 11 minute mile on the treadmill. Please DO NOT think that I am mad or sad about that. An 11 minute mile is great!! but that is rather slow for me and after 8 miles I could not even imagine being in the gym any longer.
I know that is a terrible excuse.
I feel bad even writing it.
Does anyone reading this run slower on the treadmill or is it just me??? For the longest time I wanted to blame the treadmill and say it was broken, but the odds that every treadmill I have been on in the last year was broken probably aren't great.
Anyways I didn't want to come on here and lie so I am telling you the truth. I hate the treadmill. I hope we find peace in the future but I don't think it is likely.
I will say there were three new things I did that got me through the miles.
1. I brought a water bottle. I never actually take a water bottle on the machine with me. Genius concept right? Water helps you last longer during the run. Who would have thought???
2. I played with the incline, instead of the speed. This is going to sound like some messed up logic but when I thought I was going to die and contemplated slowing the treadmill down just one more notch, I would hike the incline up a few for a minute. Then when I brought it back down, the original pace I was at felt VERY comfortable.
3. Watch Parenthood on Netflix. I am obsessed with this show now!! I am half way through the third season. If you loved Gilmore Girls, you have to watch it.
And if you are wondering what it feels like to live in Wisconsin right. this. second. SEE BELOW.
They say tomorrow it should feel like -43.
And that my friends makes me want to cry.