Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Relying on the Treadmill

I went to bed last night with the intention of waking up for a morning workout. My alarm went off at 6 am and by 6:30 I was out of bed and headed to my apartment complexes gym. Now, the gym only has 2 treadmills and I am always nervous that they will be in use when I get there. Some of you may ask..."why don't you just go outside for a run?" But the truth is, It is out of my comfort zone and I will have a separate post about that!

So I get down to the gym and BOTH treadmills are in use! The one girl had a pretty good run going, but the dude with her was reading a book while walking very slowly! Does this anger anyone else when you see this? I was angry. I had my mind set on the treadmill and felt that he was preventing me from my run.

I decided to use the elliptical and when they left 12 minutes into my workout, I finished the last 18 minutes on the treadmill and felt pretty good. I wanted to do more, but had to get ready for work. Maybe I will take it outside next time that happens....if I can get over my fear:)


  1. I'm impressed simply by you being at the gym at 6:30am :)

  2. WTG Gina, you took the initiative to get a work out it instead of throwing in the towel and forgetting the whole thing.

    I am intersted to know why you don't run outside. For me the treadmill and running don't go together, although I have no choice in the winter because it gets so cold here.

    Again great work!

  3. Just found your blog today.. way to go on the early workout! :)