Friday, April 5, 2013
So Long, Running Partner
After 3150 miles on my treadmill, we have finally broken down and bought a new machine. Our first treadmill, a Nordic Track we bought in 2002 after Big Sister was born. I had no intention of ever running. Except then I started and became addicted to it. After breaking three running boards- to the shock of our Sears repairman who thought either my husband or I must be a giant - we bought a new treadmill. This Pacemaster has been my constant running companion for four years. We invested money in a lifetime warranty only to have the our running board break the month after the company went out of business. So.... I have been running on the treadmill with a broken running board for nearly a year. My husband - who I blame for the status of the running board because of the pounding and speed he runs with- gave me/us this new treadmill as our 15th anniversary present and also as a 40th birthday present to me. He mostly runs outside, so most of the miles this machine shows are from me.
I'm excited to run on my new machine, but feel a bit sad that this 'ol girl won't be part of my daily routine anymore. And just for fun I looked up the number of miles between New York City and San Francisco and realized I could have run across the entire United States instead of watching out my window and reading a book while I ran.