Sunday, January 16, 2011

10 miles, you don't scare me!

10 miles done. On the dreadmill none the less. No two ways about it, 10 miles is a helluva long way to go looking at the same scenery for 1 hour and 25 minutes.

I had one of those mornings where I was completely devoid of energy, ambition, motivation or desire to run. Armed with the knowledge that there was nothing wrong with me that excercise and a glass of water couldn't cure off I went. I have been an athletic person long enough to be quite aware of the difference between lethargic: sick/genuinely exhausted and lethargic: lazy ass hat. This was the latter and as I expected the 10 miles was energizing rather than draining!

My pet peeve of the day: People who drive to the gym and fight over the parking space that is closest to the door. Um, hello? Are we not here to excercise? Park farther away and then take up 10 minutes less time walking on the treadmill! Yes, I know that walkers have every right to use the treadmills but I waited forever today for the worlds slowest walkers to disembark. Evidently that is my other pet peeve: The slowwalkers out on their Sunday Saunter... Smelling the flowers and taking 45 minutes to walk 0.78 mile. MEH!

Hope you all had a great weekend out there on the interwebs!


  1. I love that you said that it was nothing exercise and a glass of water can't fight off! SO TRUE!! Great run are AMAZING!!! I totally agree with aunt's gym has valet parking and everyone uses it....really?!?! Have a great day and awesome job on your run!

  2. Lol @ your pet peeves! Good job on that run! WTG!!!

  3. 10 miles scare me!!! I'm glad to see someone conquer it though. That's inspiration!!

    A agree with you abut people needing front row parking at the gym. Weirdos. Burn 5 more calories by walking a couple of extra feet people!

  4. You are my hero for going that far on a 'mill!!!Awesome job!

  5. Wow, 10 miles on a treadmill, that's not an easy feat! Good for you! The longest treadmill run I've ever had was 6 miles.
    Yeah, stupid gym people, haha. That's life though!

  6. Congrats on 10! That is actually one of my favorite distances. Not too short, not too long.

    I also find it humorous when people fight over parking spots as they are about to work on their fitness. Such a funny thing.

  7. I was just talking to someone that wanted on a treadmill the other night but they were all full and somebody was walking at 1.5 mph AND talking on her cell phone! I would have been mad too!

    Good job on getting the 10 miles in on the treadmill. I think I'm going to have to do that this week, we are getting some really nasty weather!!

  8. Nice treadmill showdown!

    My gym has 4 treadmills and a walking track outside of the gym. Many days I come to find all 4 treadmills filled with slow walkers when there is a WALKING track right outside. I'm not a hater, just really want to use the treadmill!!!!!! Fortunately I have one at home but not as fun to people watch when there's only my kids to look at! Great job on the run:)

  9. I need to see a picture of said "pinker" Nike jacket.