Rain, Rain go away…
It has been raining for 17 days straight!
It’s not always a steady rain, sometimes it’s just a quick passing storm but, to say that I’m tired of it is an understatement! I don’t mind exercising in the rain. And, sometimes I even prefer it but this is getting old.
So my new mantra is “Learn to love your treadmill.” Here are 3 reasons why.
- Climate control! Obviously, when I’m on the treadmill I’m not getting rained on. I don’t need to wear a jacket or hat and I don’t have to strip in the garage to avoid dripping water through the house. I don’t have to worry that I’ll be caught in a thunderstorm and have to jump onto a random porch. I have a box fan in my exercise room so I can adjust it to have a breeze blowing during my workout and be perfectly comfortable on my treadmill.
- It’s flat! My treadmill only has hills if I want it to. There are hills all around my house. I love hills. They make for a great workout. But not on EVERY. SINGLE. RUN. Not having to run hills on occasion is a nice break. And my treadmill belt is cushier than the road so it helps when my back is a little achy.
- Pace control! Most of the time I run for distance and pace doesn’t matter to me. But, sometimes I want to race fast (who doesn’t!) So, my treadmill comes in handy for doing intervals at race pace when I’m training for a specific event.
Bonus reason: My treadmill is super close to a bathroom. (OK, this might actually be the most important reason!)
I like to be outside but there’s something to be said for having a simple, safe, convenient and trusty backup plan.
If I missed your favorite reason for loving your treadmill, let me know in the comments.