I have a new treadmill! Hubby took advantage of the Sports Authority going-out-of-business sale and I got a new ProForm treadmill!
My old treadmill worked fine and I balked a little at spending the money (even with the really good sale) but now I’m so glad we did. I bought my old treadmill used and had it for over 10 years and it more than served its purpose. I trained for a marathon with that treadmill. I knew where the buttons were without having to look. I knew how to twist the broken safety clip so it would stay attached to my shorts. I knew what it sounded like at each speed and how long it took to rise to specific incline settings. That treadmill and I had a special bond. I know, its weird.
But, this new treadmill has some REALLY nice features.
A built-in fan…love that!
An MP3 connection, iPad holder and built-in speakers…all nice features to have. Not something I’m used to but I think I can run and watch Game of Thrones at the same time, right?
And my favorite feature…a programmable intervals setting. I can set my own work interval and recovery interval so I don’t have to keep hitting the Up and Down speed buttons. Yep, I’m lazy.
Joking aside, this feature is quite useful and I’m really loving it. I’m just getting back into running regularly and I’m using a walk/run or slow-run/run system so this function helps immensely.
Walk 5 minutes, run 5 minutes. Each day I run, I decrease the walk time and increase the run time. I also have plans to use it when I start working on speed again. Can’t wait!
I’m sure all these features are common and available on newer treadmills but they’re all new to me. I like to run outside when I can but my new treadmill has brought out the running nerd in me! I’m so excited to get some treadmill workouts in.