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Spoiler: I Almost Fall Off a Treadmill In this One

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

So, here I am in the first week of the SP Skinny Jeans Challenge which has got me cracking on the consistency page! Yup, I do have a few consistency awards, but that is just because I am on my feet A LOT. First impressions: I like this one, it is simple to follow and the workout expectations are flexible and reasonable (if you are a beginner or if you are more advanced you can very simply modify the strength train and the cardio sessions to suit your requirements.All comers. Love.) BUT, on to the part that probably peaked your curiosity . . . So I am working on ramping up my running so that by the time all the ice melts I can get back outside and breeze through the fresh air. This requires the treadmill. Some refer to it fondly as "the Dreadmill"; me? I am just grateful I have access to one during these canadian winters. Ice! Snow! Wind chill! Freezing rain! (what a mess!) So, a few days ago I hop on one at the gym and start my warm up when all of a sudden IT STOPS. No warning and the words, "low speed" appear on the screen as all the other data disapears. I stumble a bit but am able to right myself and end up having to post a sign myself on the 'mill. "OUT OF ORDER. STOPS SUDDENLY". Is anyone doing regular maintenance on these things? Turns out that answer is a resounding, "no!". When you fall off a hose, you get back on a horse. Or treadmill. So, I climbed onto another and finished my cardio party-o. Had a little soreness in my knee from my mis-adventure, but no worse off for the wear and today had an okay run on another treadmill (glutton for punishment?) Anyone else trying any calendar challenges this month? I noticed they posted a new one (yup, had to try it). Please please exercise (!) caution when you work out, even when you do your best to do things safely, the unexpected can happen. Make sure someone knows when you are going and when you expect to be back. Have a cell phone if you can and make sure to have your I.C.E. (in case of emergency) numbers and info close by. If you are outside, choose a safe, well-travelled, well-lit route. You are important and you need to think about your safety!!!! Have an amazing week and enjoy the journey :)
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  • KATTHOMAS2
    So glad you weren't hurt in the mishap! And great advice about taking a cell phone with you. I often go walk- about and realized one day that I didn't even have any I.D in my pocket. After that I started to carry my cell phone and to leave a note on the kitchen table. Our clever daughter made sure to inform & install I.C.E. for her dad and me! On a humourous note, my mom once fell off her exercise bike. She was craning her neck to see what her neighbours were doing and leaned a little too far! Of course, we would not have known about it if she hadn't shared. Always good to be able to laugh at ourselves!
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