Today it was snowy in Pittsburgh and I decided to use my LivingSocial deal for a month's worth of visits to a local gym and hit the treadmill.
I never run on the treadmill and I have a lot to learn about the small things that are different about running on a treadmill compared to road running.
- I need a barrette. My bangs were in my eyes all the time because there was no wind blowing in my face.
- I don't feel bad when my pace peaks and dips during a road run but I felt terribly guilty adjusting the speed on the treadmill so I just kept making it faster.
- I like to take dance breaks when I'm running and that's hard on the treadmill.
I have 27 more days to sneak in a few more treadmill runs and I'll let you know what else I learn.
It's good to try new things and stretch the comfort zone. What new things are you trying in 2012?