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    Take a hike, Ego


    I need to get something off my chest.

    I run on a treadmill.

    There, I said it.  I mean, I know you know I run on a treadmill because this has come up before.  Sometimes treadmill running is a necessary evil to overcome unsafe conditions such as iced-over sidewalks and lightning.

    But you know what? There are days when I run on the treadmill just because I want to.  There are days when I just want to do my intervals when the track is buried in snow, or hill repeats on a smooth surface.  Heck, there are days when I just want to do my easy run in shorts in the middle of the winter, with a cup holder and a fan, and watch old TV reruns that I don’t watch any other time.

    And I am done with being sheepish about it. I am finished with shamefully averting my eyes when it comes up in conversation.  There is no shame in doing a treadmill run just because I feel like it now and again!  It doesn’t make me any less “hardcore” and it does not make me a wimp.

    So take that, Ego! I won’t let you punish me for treadmill running anymore!  I may never fall in love with the treadmill, but I like to flirt with it now and again, and I am done with letting you make me feel bad about it!

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    A runner for just over four years, Karen has already completed a marathon, two half marathons and a variety of 5k and 10k races. She describes her first marathon - the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon last September - as "a nightmare." However, she met a very interesting person in the process - a man named Sydney who was running his 152nd marathon! Although the race didn't go as well as planned for Karen or Sydney, he showed her that no matter how experienced a runner you are, you can still have a bad day. "Does that mean we shouldn't bother to prepare, or maybe just shouldn't bother at all? Of course not!" says Karen. "In the end, it is what we make it." We like her optimism!


    1. Ego be damned …!!!
      I have had the same old dependable treadmill for over 10 years…nothing to be ashamed of…I hit it once a week in the winter just to mix things up a bit…and to catch up on some tv too…lol

    2. Hey, don’t fret about it I just bought a Landice L8 and it gets delivered tomorrow woohoo can’t wait! I have only run on a treadmill maybe like 5 times in the past 7 yrs and feel like I’m wimping out on my ccccold winter runs but who cares.

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