I really wish I had more to write this week along the positive side…but I’m kind of grumpy and in a little funk! Work has been insane this week! Today(Friday) is the last day of the first semester, and therefore that means I get all new students next week. To say I’m bummed is a GIANT understatement because I absolutely love my students! I know I will most likely get a whole bunch of new kids for that I will once again love, but the semester swap still takes a lot out of me!
I would put this this week in the category of “running fails.” I’m really motivated to run, but, since it’s wintertime-and cold-and dark….I’ve spent the majority of the time on the treadmill.
Ah, yes, the treadmill. Yes, last we left, I had just received my new beauty. So. About that new purchase???
I HATE IT.
I don’t like the word hate…it’s SO overwhelmingly negative and just…mean. But, now that I’ve told you my feelings on the word “hate” … I need to say to you again what I think about my new treadmill..
I HATE MY NEW TREADMILL. SO MUCH.
I’ve now given it a few shots. It’s just not any fun. It’s literally harder than concrete is, and I’m not adjusting easily. I feel like it’s not level and that I’m instead running uphill. (my husband tested the levels, it’s actually fine, it’s just me who is off!)My whole body feels like it’s a brand new runner all over again. As you can imagine…I am not exactly thrilled by this.
Thursday was kind of nice out when I got home (30 degrees!) so I drove by my track on my way home from work. I was thrilled to see it mostly clear! So I ate a snack, jogged there from home, and was fully ready for a difficult workout of 800s!
I quickly realized that there was still a bit of ice on the track and decided to play it safe and stay within the outer lane. Some spots had small ice patches and required fancy footing! But the weird part was that there were entire parts of the lanes covered in dog poop turds. So disgusting. Two slow repeats later, I was too grossed out and cold, so I headed back home and hopped on my dreadmill….again…Blaaaaaaaaa.
today I’m planning to hit a local gym after work in hopes that I like their treadmills (desperate measures anyone?! No judging, please!). My SIL& my friend M both belong here and swear they like them. Normally I wouldn’t care about weekend running and my treadmill because I typically would be running outside both days anyway. However. It’s supposed to blizzard Saturday into Sunday so that means I’m stuck doing my long run on a treadmill that I want to beat with a crowbar(that vision gives me immense joy!). Sooo. I’m going to try out a gym treadmill and see if my feet/legs/body likes it! I am so productive that I packed my gym bag on Thursday night!
So please, humor me and tell me something funny, awesome, cynical, or anything that makes you crabby. Ooooh yes, especially things that make you crabby this week! #miserylovescompany
oh! And happy Friday!!