Normally I wouldn’t post about an individual run, but there was more that I wanted to post here that I didn’t want to drag on and on about in my dailymile post.
I almost didn’t go to the gym today, but I did. I am glad that I went because if we get the snow that we’re supposed to get, I wouldn’t want to be out and about tomorrow. This was a 20 minute run instead of my normal 30 minute run.
I grab my treadmill, yes, I use the same one always and Quick Start it. Then I turn on the TV. I usually listen to my i-Pod and watch Sports Center. Today was the day that the Baseball Hall of Fame inductees are announced. The HOF class 2010 is Andre Dawson. I HAD to listen to it, so while running 5.5 mph I am plugging in my ear buds into the jack. NOT EASY!! Then I need to turn off the i-Pod. Slightly easier. Finally. Settled in.
Today, for some reason, I decide to wear a clippy in my hair instead of a ponytail. That was falling out too! I did have the foresight to bring a ponytail holder (circle as the 4 year old calls them) so again, instead of slowing down, I’m putting my hair into a ponytail! Much easier to do THAT than to insert the ear buds into the jack.
Finally. Running is going swell. I hit the 1 mile mark and slow down (still 4.o) for some water and walk the next 0.15 miles. In the end, I run 1.73 m,iles in the 20 minutes and in my 5 minute cool down, I walk another 0.26 miles for a total of 1.99 miles. Can I round up to an even 2 miles?
At some point during my run, another woman hops on the treadmill 2 treadmills to my right. No biggy. BUT! she’s clomping along. Running too fast or walking too fast. I don’t know if she’s doing interval type training or what, but I can hear her! Instead of simply slowing down, she jumps on the side and keeps the treadmill just as fast. WTF??? Am I making a bigger deal out of this? Should I have said something to her when I was done? What would you have done?