Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Me on the 'mill

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???





Oh, and for those that asked, the treadmill I bought (on accident) :) is the 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.

8 comments:

misszippy said...

This is a tough one! I'm going with LOST. Probably wrong!

Andrea said...

Chuck! :)

Shana said...

Alias!

Colleen said...

Looks awesome!
The show is Alias.

LauraJayne said...

I love your entertainment solution! I used to try to watch tv on my ipod while I ran, but I am not coordinated enough, so now I listen to audio books - right now I'm listening to the Teen Lit book Mockinjay and it makes my treadmill runs fly by!

Terzah said...

Looks like a great set-up! I would love to have a treadmill at home but small condo+no storage+two preschoolers=no room! Sigh. Maybe someday... :^)

racing dawn said...

Hey friend! Thank for finding me! I watch tv at the gym - couldn't run on the treadmill without it...

My guess is 24...

Emily B. said...

Nope, I had no idea which show you're watching (and I've never seen Alias which explains why!) but I love your ingenious laptop holder. Such a girl-scout moment :) Love the pics! (ps- I hate running inside when the heat's on in the house... who wants to run in a 70 degree room when it's cold and chilly outside? It's like my body can't figure out what's going on!LOL! Pure torture!)