I asked a very serious question on Twitter this morning.
And I got some amazing responses. My favorite thing was how many people simply replied, â€œYes.â€
Craziest response? Stacey â€“ she ran TWENTY MILES on a treadmill once. I thought to myself, â€œIf Stacey can do 20, I can totally do 7.â€
Why was I intent on running 7 indoors? Well, Henry seemed full of energy this morning, and I thought letting him work out his madness at my gymâ€™s daycare seemed like a good idea. This was his second daycare experience, and he likes it so much that I bought a package. Iâ€™m not sure how this compares to other gyms (I bet a lot offer free childcare), but ours is $3 per hour if you buy the biggest package and $4 if you pay by the hour. Not bad at all.
Luckily, my treadmill had a TV and a Christmas movie was just starting as I got on (12 Dates of Christmas on ABC Familyâ€¦ which was as awesome as you would expect it to be <â€”read: terrible).
My goals for this run â€“ which was my long run of the week â€“ was to run it as fast as possible and survive. I average 9.20-mile overall, and at the halfway mark, I got off the treadmill and went to check on Henry.
Creepinâ€™ through the windowâ€¦
He seemed pretty happy so I returned to the dreadmill and banged out another 3.5 miles. I think the combination of going fast + having a movie to watch + breaking the run up at the halfway mark was key. The 7 miles flew by, and I was pretty surprised that I only experienced one moment of OMG I HAVE TO GET OFF THIS DAMN MACHINE. I donâ€™t normally do over 3 on the treadmill, so thatâ€™s saying something!
Questions for you: 1) Whatâ€™s the longest youâ€™ve run on a treadmill? and 2) If youâ€™re a momma, do you use your gymâ€™s childcare? How much does it cost?