It’s my 42nd birthday today, so I decided to take the day off work and buy a treadmill. I’ve been thinking about it for a while now, so when I realised I’d saved enough money (including Christmas and birthday money) I decided to go for it.
It’s a Pro Fitness one from Argos and I have to say that I’m pretty impressed so far. Unlike the exercise bike I bought a year ago, it didn’t really need any self assembly – just unfold it, stick the safety thingy in and you’re good to go!
Having never used a treadmill before, other than when I was buying new running shoes, I wasn’t sure about the settings, so my first trial run was pretty slow – 1 mile in about 16 minutes, but that doesn’t really count as I was just testing it out. I’m sure I’ll get the hang off it though.
So, there really aren’t any excuses now – rain, wind, snow or even the unlikely possibility of too high temperatures, I can now run any time I feel like it… and even when I don’t!
Do you use a treadmill? How do you find it compares to running outside? Please share your thoughts in the comment.