I Bought A Treadmill + Weekly Running ReCap

I bought a treadmill!

I found one on Craigslist—a site that I am actually deathly afraid of—on Friday night, contacted the seller immediately, saw it on Saturday and bought it. After enlisting the help of my amazing brother-in-law and father-in-law for the heavy lifting because Andy was working, I became the owner of a shiny—OK kind of dingy, but in good working condition—new-to-me treadmill.

I’m so excited about this. OK, in all seriousness, running on the treadmill is not my number one choice. I love to run outside, get fresh air and actually see anything other than a machine screen while I run. But beggars can’t be choosers, and there are many days when an outdoor run isn’t possible. Andy works nights and weekends, so if I can’t squeeze in a run in the morning or at lunchtime, or with Max in the jogging stroller after work, then I often don’t get to run. With daylight time dwindling, it is often too dark when I get home to take Max out in the stroller, and it’s pretty darn cold, too. On the couple of weeknights that Andy is home, it’s not really fair to say “Hey, I know you’ve been home all day with Max while I got to enjoy the adult world, but will you hang with him for another hour so I can run?” And more importantly, I want to spend that time with Max while I can! I’d much rather run while he’s sleeping.

This treadmill has changed my running game. Now, I’m able to run after Max goes to bed while Andy is at work. Plus, I can run on the weekends while Max is napping. I feel like all my running problems are solved—melodramatic much?

Of course, I’m still going to *try* to drag my exhausted butt out of bed before Max gets up in the morning and run outside, and then I’ll *try* to run at lunchtime if I have any time at all. If all else fails, however, I have a plan “C.”

On that note, here’s my weekly running/workout recap for last week:

Monday: Rest day

Tuesday: 4.5 miles @ lunch

Wednesday: 3.5 miles @ lunch + This little workout circuit at night after Max went to bed:

30 jumping jacks
20 high knees
30 squats
15 burpees
20 jumping jacks
30 high knees
30 crunches
20 squats
20 burpees
10 pushups
60 sec plank

Repeat 2-3x (I repeated 3x)

I was sore until Saturday after this. Definitely a sign I need to do more strength training!

Thursday: 4.5 miles PM (squeezed in post-work before my in-laws dropped Max off

Friday: 5 miles AM

Saturday: 6.5 miles PM *on my new treadmill*

Sunday: 2.5 miles AM outside, 4 miles PM on the treadmill

Not too bad. I intended to do 3 strength workouts like I said in my Off-Season Goals post, and only did 1…oops. I’d also like to be running a few more miles, but last week was pretty hectic. Hoping to squeeze some more in this week!

How was your training last week? Did you hit your goals?

Do you have a treadmill at home?

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