So remember a month ago when I was all like, "I love running! I am so happy that I am in this amazing groove. I love that I feel guilty if I don't get out for a run at least 3-4 days a week! Blah blah blah"
Well...that was the Jen 3 weeks ago. When it was still 70+ degrees outside. You know...BEFORE fall arrived, along with the wind, rain, and 40 degree evening temps. And do you know where I have to run if I can't do it outside? In my basement. On this beautiful piece of equipment...
Yes...this is the SAME piece of equipment I begged for last year. The same piece of equipment I told Eric I needed for the sake of my health. Yeah...I went there. And do you know how I feel when I run on this beautiful treadmill?
Bored. To. F-ing. Tears.
Take in mind that I have an iPhone with music. AND it has a built in TV. I should be anything but bored right? I should be able to run forever, considering treadmill running is suppose to be "easier" than outside. So why do I hate it so much? Why did the 3 miles I ran the other day on it feel like 15? And seriously...HOW am I going to get on this thing 3-4 times a week ALL WINTER LONG??!!!
I need to change my attitude friends. I need to figure out how to keep my mind occupied while I am on this treadmill. It's not even November and it's already happening. I'm skipping runs because I don't want to be in my basement. Maybe I should plan my runs around a show I can't miss? Or work harder on my playlists? Or skip music and distractions all together? Maybe I should put a towel or something over the dashboard so I can't see the mile markers and countdown clock. How does everyone else get over treadmill boredom? How do you make it fun?
I really, REALLY want to love the treadmill. I really want to run a half marathon next year. I really want to make it through one holiday season without gaining 10 pounds. And most of all, I really want to commit to something and stick with it ALL year...not just when it's easy. I don't like being a quitter.
So help me out friends. I need some motivation or ideas or something. Or, I am just going to have to buy a running snowsuit and suck it up. Do they even make those? I may need one for the Hot Chocolate 5K next week if the temps keep dropping like this :-)