I just do not like the treadmill.

I woke up this morning and headed straight to the gym.  I’ve found that if you wait too long, life gets in the way and it makes it harder to get there.

I wore my Pure Flows to the gym (I really wanted to run outside but I really can’t take the bitter cold and wind any longer) and planned on getting in at least 6 miles.  Let me tell you, I REALLY do not like treadmill running.  I really tried to just zone out and get it done, but I couldn’t do more than 5 miles.  Not only do I just stare at the time constantly, I feel that running on the treadmill changes my stride and I run differently than I do outside.  Either way, I could only handle 5 miles but at least I got that much in.

I walked for the first few minutes, ran at a 9:13 pace for 4 miles and ran at an 8:34 pace for the 5th mile.  I’m still working on getting my pace back.  It is harder than I thought it would be…


I also did 30 minutes on the elliptical and then did 3 rounds of this:

  • 15 pushups
  • 30 crunches
  • 15 tricep bar dips
  • 30 bicycle abs
  • 15 tricep dips
  • 30 second plank

My dad came up this evening to see Annabelle and help out.  We had a much better day than yesterday and AB took several long naps and I even took one with her.  It’s really hard to move her if she falls asleep on me :).


Annabelle was really happy to watch the Orioles win their first game of the season!  Daddy dressed her again today, but at least the O’s onsies are finally relevant.


Did you see those arm rolls?!?!

Dinner was quick and easy and from the freezer…grocery shopping needs to happen tomorrow.

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I’m hoping AB sleeps well tonight because I plan on early morning yoga and some gym time.  Have a great night everyone!

BTW, do any of you watch Splash?  I find it highly entertaining.

What do you think?

Do you love or hate the treadmill?

What did you have for dinner tonight?






  1. olivetorun says:

    I am a treadmill LOVER but I wasn’t always. It takes a while to get use to.

    I also get lost in Parks and Rec and cannot stop laughing.

    • I hope I can get that “love” back. I think you are right, I just need to get used to it again. Maybe I will need to watch some Parks and Recs too :).

  2. Not to sound like a control freak or anything, but there are silver linings to the treadmill: want a hill… make one, go exactly the speed my ocd mind thinks I should (check).. Other than that it can be boring, but TV helps.
    And P.S. congrats on having the cutest blog name ever!

    • You are def right about it having some benefits. I think I just need to get used to it again because it’s been a while. TV def helps! Thanks for reading and commenting! 🙂

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