After a request, here are a couple of pics of me on the new treadmill. Josh came down and snapped these while I did my four mile tempo run this morning (and can I say, tempo runs are my favorite right now).
Take note of:
- my VERY red face. I can run a marathon and not get tomato face, but anything over a mile inside and I look like a lobster. I look like this instantly if it is above 60 degrees outside when I run too. And I have never had even an inkling of tan in my life. Ever.
- the wild hair. Since I got it cut in late December it doesn't quite all make it into a pony tail and headbands only "sort of" control the crazies.
- my redneck solution for watching TV while I run on the new 'mill. My old treadmill had a book stand on it that my laptop slipped right into. It was super convenient for watching DVDs while I ran (although I did have to use ear phones). The new treadmill doesn't have anything to hold the laptop (and it is REALLY tall). I asked Josh to come up with a solution, temporary or permanent, that would let me watch the laptop on my long treadmill runs and he was zero help. In a moment of self-proclaimed brilliance, I trudged through the snow out to the garage and dragged in the ladder. Ta da! It is the perfect height, and I can even plug the laptop into the treadmill and here my shows right over the treadmill sound system. PRETTY COOL. Josh came in and looked at the ladder and said, "You know that has like, paint and bird poop on it right?" and I said, "Yeah, but isn't it the perfect temporary solution? Aren't I brilliant?" and he laughed and said, "YOU, who can't stand dirt or mess is ok with a dirty ladder in the play room?" So I shot him a look and told him to get to building a shelf. Until then, the dirty ladder stays.
- Anyone out there able to tell what show I am watching? Take a guess and I will let you know who gets it right (if anyone!) Three clues... best show ever, no longer on TV, not reality TV. Anyone recognize it???
Nordicktrack T9 CI. It is a model that is a couple of years old, but the features and great, the price was right and so far we have no complaints.