I established a cordial relationship with the treadmill since that was the only way I was going to get back in shape, and survive the Texas summer. Once I came across run/walk intervals, it got even better. I trained for my first half marathon on the treadmill because let's face it: I'm Goldilocks when it comes to running outside. The weather has to be juuuuuust right.
I've flip flopped on the treadmill so many times, and after spending most of my training last fall outside, I don't exactly love the treadmill at the moment. It's been mentally tough this winter to make it past 2 miles, but running outside? I did 3 miles last Tuesday without any kind of mental block.
But of course, the weather has ideas of its own. We had a front move through yesterday, with winds clocking at 70 mph early yesterday on the Rocky Flats, and even though the winds have calmed down, it was still windy driving to work. It's so much easier to run outside and run my normal stride, but my treadmill is there. You do what you have to do.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.