Did you have a great Halloween? We sure did!
Halloween is shaping up to be one of my favorite kiddo holidays. I absolutely love going trick or treating with everyone! Claire enjoyed sitting in the stroller and waving “hi!” to everyone. And Henry LOVED going door to door with his friends. A bunch of our neighbors get really into it with spooky décor, and Hen ate it up.
Other than the Halloween festivities, we had a pretty low-key weekend. I scooted out of the house for a bit on Saturday to go on a peaceful solo trail run. It was blissful. And very challenging – my quads are super sore from this.
This run also made me realize that I need new running shoes – my old New Balances 880s are shot.
And actually, BFF Nicole and I did a little shoe shopping on Sunday. She needs new shoes, too, but neither of us could pull the trigger – so we got pedicures instead! Ahhh. Now, THAT is really blissful.
Dark red for the holidays!
So – as the title of this blog post suggests, I am thinking about getting a treadmill. The Husband and I have been rolling this idea around for a few weeks, and we even went to look at a Craigslist treadmill on Sunday. We probably would’ve bought it, but then I realized that we needed a moving truck to get it home… That seemed too much to manage with two kids in tow.
But the idea isn’t entirely dead. Here’s my YES and NO list for bringing home a treadmill…
It’s hard to find time for the adults to exercise with two littles in the house. Just the timing of C and H’s wakeups/naps/bedtime and the Husband’s work schedule means that I can’t go when I used to go.
And it’s challenging to exercise at the gym because Henry no longer wants to go into childcare. I don’t want to force him to go.
We feel like we’re throwing away $100 a month at the gym because we rarely go right now.
You can get a $2000 treadmill for about $350 – $450 used.
We have the space for it (spare bedroom).
It’s really big, and even though we have the space for it, it’s not like it’s a pretty design element for my guest bedroom.
It’s going to be a bitch to get home.
If I buy a used one, I won’t have a warranty.
It may just become a really expensive place to hang clothes…
Thoughts? Do you have a treadmill? Do you use it?
Oh, and one more thing!
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Not a yay or nay here just advice. If you get one put a rubber mat under it so it absorbs the sound. I hated mine because it was too noisy (and I got a good one new) and the problem was that it was on a hardwood floor! Thick rubber quiet treadmill. Especially if you want the kids to nap through your runs