Tuesday, November 03, 2009

A treadmill of her own

Acknowledging that I have absolutely no impulse control when it comes to purchasing any shiny object that pops into my pretty little budget impaired brain, I talked to several people before I made my purchase last week. I spent my snow days last week engaged in internet research as to the best price/brand of treadmill. And then on Friday I purchased one. Trying to be somewhat responsible, I am trying to purchase whatever I can locally, so I got it local, got my son to meet me at the store and brought it home on Friday night. He and his girlfriend put it together for me while I watched. There are advantages to age!

What a wonderful thing it is to get up in the morning and be able to get a run in regardless of weather, ice or snow on sidewalk, dogs, coyotes, elk, or other creatures about, lightness or dark, time, or any other external factor. So, I was able to run 3 miles this morning, and then stretch (see photo above). I am now sitting at my computer dripping sweat, trying to cool off. Don't get me wrong, I will still run outside, because that is my preference, but I will be able to maintain my fitness this way when I am unable to run outside.

Today I shall endeavor to be kind to all. My poor new boss is such a nice guy and I have had an indifferent (at best) boss for so long, that I am afraid I do not know how to have a boss who is a nice guy. I am afraid I shall be a hardship to this man. He came to tell me something yesterday and I went into a tirade and I saw the horrified expression on his face, but I kept talking and kept talking and kept talking.... "help! I'm talking, and I can't shut up!" He is a tender man and he actually cares about me and I need to be cognizant of that.

With the help of God I can do that.

7 comments:

Mary LA said...

A treadmill sounds a brilliant idea for winter mornings.

Lou said...

Yes, sometimes a treadmill must suffice! At least I can sing along loudly to my Ipod when I'm on the treadmill at home.

Ed G. said...

I'm glad you have a shiny thing that will help you stay healthy and happy.

I once had a boss that really cared for me. Was one of the most spiritual men I've known. I must tell his story sometime. Short version is, he really had his hands full with me. Funny, now.

Blessings and aloha...

Scott W said...

Practice, practice, practice.

garden-variety drunk said...

yeah for treadmills (apparently it's the best kind of running for knees short of perfectly flat, well-watered grass), caring bosses and for super cute leggings : )

Scott said...

yay! another local shopper who gets it! good for you, shop local :-) (sorry, it's the Chamber of Commerce "shameless promotion guy" in me :-)

Syd said...

I know how much running means to you so a treadmill sounds like a great idea. Put the IPod headphones on and get some good running tunes going. It works and sounds really good.