Thursday, January 24, 2013

Reduced to the Dreadmill....

So it's about a billion below zero here in upstate NY....not kidding much. Seriously, the 'feels like' temp was -12F. Even my idiot teenagers were running laps INSIDE the school hallways for track practice! So as it has been almost a week since I've run (mostly due to a nauseating work schedule) I sucked it up & mounted the dreaded hamster wheel. Strangely enough, thanks to the distraction of Kelly & the new guy on the tv I was able to make 65 whole minutes without poking my own eye out or flying off the end in a horrid spectacle! That's right folks, 6 whole miles. (Don't bother calculating pace...believe me when I say I did the last minute sub-8 & that's all that you really need to know ;-D). A new record. I can't even imagine the guys that will bang off 20 miles on the suckers!

But I digress....the BEST part of my run, what made the whole fiasco worthwhile, was seeing a woman get on the mill in front of me wearing a FAUX FUR VEST?!? Seriously. I had my phone out to snap a pic but she didn't last the 3 minutes I needed to finish my run. But it looked like this, only with more leopard spots.

Is this the new trend in workout wear???



2 comments:

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

I've been on the treadmill since mid-December, and I'm south of you on LI. I'm a big baby! And the workout wear? I get so annoyed when I see women at the gym with their hair flowing down over their shoulders in beautiful waves, full make-up, stinking up my air space with their perfume! I look like who did it and ran BEFORE I even step on a machine, let alone the devastation that occurs while working out! She apparently was trying to pick herself up a hunter!

Mike said...

I'm impressed you ran on the dreadmill for an hour! I hate running on the thing too. I have found that watching old tv series on Netflix helps the time pass. Without it I just stare at the clock like a kid in school waiting for the bell to ring.