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 â€œhi!â€ to everyone. And Henry LOVED going door to door with his friends. A bunch of our neighbors get really into it with spooky dÃ©cor, 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 â€“ my quads are super sore from this.
This run also made me realize that I need new running shoes â€“ 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 â€“ so we got pedicures instead! Ahhh. Now, THAT is really blissful.
Dark red for the holidays!
So â€“ 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 wouldâ€™ve bought it, but then I realized that we needed a moving truck to get it homeâ€¦ That seemed too much to manage with two kids in tow.
But the idea isnâ€™t entirely dead. Hereâ€™s my YES and NO list for bringing home a treadmillâ€¦
Itâ€™s hard to find time for the adults to exercise with two littles in the house. Just the timing of C and Hâ€™s wakeups/naps/bedtime and the Husbandâ€™s work schedule means that I canâ€™t go when I used to go.
And itâ€™s challenging to exercise at the gym because Henry no longer wants to go into childcare. I donâ€™t want to force him to go.
We feel like weâ€™re throwing away $100 a month at the gym because we rarely go right now.
You can get a $2000 treadmill for about $350 â€“ $450 used.
We have the space for it (spare bedroom).
Itâ€™s really big, and even though we have the space for it, itâ€™s not like itâ€™s a pretty design element for my guest bedroom.
Itâ€™s going to be a bitch to get home.
If I buy a used one, I wonâ€™t have a warranty.
It may just become a really expensive place to hang clothesâ€¦
Thoughts? Do you have a treadmill? Do you use it?
Oh, and one more thing!
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