Happy hump day!!! It feels weird that it’s already Wednesday! Tuesday was a blur of school things that I probably couldn’t answer questions on even if I was being tortured with the threat of NO RUNNING FOREVER.
On an incredibly random and slightly strange note… this made me crack up laughing.. Ryan Gosling running meme’s are kind of a thing between me and a couple of my non-running girlfriends…this made me laugh like crazy at 5 am on Tuesday morning…so I hope you can read some of these and find it as silly as me!
Seriously, I die… for the full list of hilarious Ryan Gosling running meme’s, go here!
So my new treadmill came on Monday. It’s so pretty. And big. And shiny. And new.
And I haven’t used it yet.
It was realllllly nice out on Monday…43! Holy heat wave! So I ran outside because, hey, why not? I had my last treadmill for nine years, I have plenty of time to get to know this one, right?
Tuesday I tried it. well. Actually, that is a lie. I tried to try it. I swore at it. I yelled. I couldn’t figure out how to use it. URGHHHHHHH. I wanted to call Sears and ask them could you please send back my old one?? But that is silly.
When I finally figured it out, the running did not come naturally. It hurt. It felt faster even on a slower (for me) speed. It was weird. I hated it. My husband said “I hate when you get new stuff. You get SO excited for it, but then your natural ability to repel technology and learn how to use it shines through and you get too mad to enjoy it.” Don’t tell him I said this, but…He is right…I really dislike learning new technology. I repel it, want to break it, throw it, dismantle it….I swear.., it doesn’t come naturally.
I didn’t push through the workout and gave up within .26 miles.. Honestly, I was really tired on Tuesday. A very long work day and 40 miles in three days? Yup, I would say that calls for a break. I’ll pick it up where I left off today. And I’m pretty sure my temper tantrum will be gone by the time I use it again…
Just like a new pair of shoes, or a change in the weather, I know that any new thing in my running routine takes me time to adjust. Learning something new takes time. Sure it’s frustrating at first, but suddenly, I begin to adapt. I may not like it now, but I bet within a week or two I will be comfortable on my new “beast.” I know that it will take time for the learning and adjusting to happen. I guess it’s a new challenge for me to face?
When was your last running adaption?
Ever try something new you hated at first and grew to love?
My iPhone, my iPad…pretty much anything that requires a plug has left me with a love/hate relationship at first!