Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Work It Out!

I think the last time I blogged about this treadmill was about 5 years ago, right before the flood. Well, she's finally out of storage and set up, ready to go. I have been practically begging Brad to make this happen for the last six months. Originally, I thought it would go above the garage. Brad had other ideas. He doesn't think his "man cave" should have exercise equipment. I was reluctant to his idea of putting it upstairs, but at this point, I just wanted it done.
The upside to having it upstairs = the view. This is what I have to look at while I'm working out.
Talk about peaceful. 

However, if I turn my head to the right, this is what I have to look at. Brad crammed all the kids' things over together to make room. I need to figure out a better solution, but it is convenient for Piper to hang out and color while I'm working out.
The other thing I have to look at, my unfinished paint job. In my defense, it was too high for me to reach without a special ladder. Brad also decided he wants the angle painted now.
So, that's on the agenda for tonight.  

I also discovered his ulterior motive for putting the treadmill where it's at, right next to the laundry room. As he said last night, "You can work out for 45 minutes and do the laundry when you're done." Um yeah, that's what I had planned too..?

This is all build up to say that I've committed to my first ever race, the Fools 5K on April 6th. I started working  out again last month and have tried to improve my diet etc. My friend, Tara, sent me a message to say she's doing the Chicago Marathon, would I do it with her? I replied, clearly, you have no concept of my athletic ability! But, it brought about the idea that maybe I should try a race? Work my way into it? Sure enough, the more I thought about it, I decided to take the plunge. Will I run the marathon with her? Not likely, but stranger things have happened :)
How about you? Are you running? Doing any races? Any tips for an amateur such as myself?!

~ Misty