Saturday, October 18, 2008


In the 4 1/2 years I have been running I have never run on a treadmill. But I'm at a conference and woke up early and when I went outside to go for a run it was raining. I'm at a hotel in suburban Chicago and I didn't have a hat or vest with me, and rain was just too much to face going out to run in an area I didn't know (with the hotel not giving me very encouraging directions about where to run). So I decided to try the treadmill. What I found, actually, was that I ran much harder than usual because that was the only way to combat boredom. I had the incline set on 1, not flat, so it wasn't that it was a lot easier. It was a long hour, but I will be more willing to try it again (particularly if I remember to bring my ipod).

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