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Treadmill Running

When I first started, besides my shoes, I had no other gear to help me brave the cold weather-and thats because I didn’t WANT to brave the weather.  So I ran and ran and ran indoors.  I did my 3 miles, my 4 miles and even up to 8 miles on a Treadmill.  Then I ran out of Biggest Looser episodes and was forced outside.  That first run set me free and my LOVE for running began at that moment.  Now, I can’t even stand to do 2 miles-today was very tough.  (I still run indoors when the husband goes out cycling-it’s a give and take relationship we have)

Anyway, I actually did some research on how to run on the treadmill before starting to make sure I utilized what I had.

There are several pages worth of info if you google ‘training on a treadmill’  with lots of helpful support as well as plans to use the treadmill to your advantage. You can use them to work inclines and if your treadmill does it (mine doesn’t) you can use it to work declines as well.

Here is a fellow who has run a half, two full and an extreme trail ultramarathon-and all training was done on the treadmill.

Training For A Marathon On A Treadmill

And here is a training schedule that includes treadmill training that I used during my weekday runs:  Training plan w/ treadmill 
Then I did some research to make sure I was running properly ON the treadmill.  I had every intention to go back to the Runners Corner for their technique class, but never did-but I think this video helped:

So there you go-the hubby is off to work early, you cant leave the kids alone-for me, it wasn’t an excuse to reach my dream.  I found a way through.


One foot in front of the other

Things that seem hard are not always that hard. Put one foot in front of the other, and you’ll get to the end.

And so here is another step-blogging.

I should have started this blog in the beginning, when I first started my journey of running, but you’ll have to just guess at what I’ve been thinking up to this point.  I don’t intend for this to be all about running.  Shoot after June 11th, I don’t know if I will still run…  yeah I probably will-I got bit by the running bug, but this blog is about more than just running.  Its about taking life in stride.

I am wife to a wonderful husband.  I know thats a common phrase, but seriously-who is married to a man who does cooking, laundry AND changes diapers without complaint?  I am also a mom, currently of 2 little ones-Noodles (10 months old) and Scooter (3 months old).   But I want to also be know as ME.  Wife and Mother are roles I play in this life along with daughter, sister and friend.

Running just a VERY short time has already taught me so much about life-from pacing to priorities and breathing to seeing.  Its all a metaphorical marathon and we all have different ways to train.

But no matter how we prepare we all cross the finish line by doing the same thing, putting one foot in front of the other.

(PS don’t expect deep thoughts from me all the time, the kids are taking good naps today-but thats rare…)