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, “Yes.”
Craziest response? Stacey – she ran TWENTY MILES on a treadmill once. I thought to myself, “If Stacey can do 20, I can totally do 7.”
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 gym’s daycare seemed like a good idea. This was his second daycare experience, and he likes it so much that I bought a package. I’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 Family… which was as awesome as you would expect it to be <—read: terrible).
My goals for this run – which was my long run of the week – 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.
Creepin’ through the window…
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 don’t normally do over 3 on the treadmill, so that’s saying something!
Questions for you: 1) What’s the longest you’ve run on a treadmill? and 2) If you’re a momma, do you use your gym’s childcare? How much does it cost?
I must be in the minority or I’m just plain weird, but I would rather run on the treadmill. I don’t like to be cold or wet, and it is pretty much always that in Glasgow. That and I find I can pace myself better on the treadmill and don’t have to worry about people/cars/buses/etc. If I were to run outside I’d prefer to run on a track so I don’t have to worry about the above, but sadly there are very few public ones in Glasgow, and none near where I live.