New Toy!

New Toy!

Would you like to see my new toy?

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OK, so it’s new-to-me, rather than new, but it is a decent, solid, heavy duty electric treadmill.  I figured that it would be better to buy a second hand one like this, rather than a new one that wasn’t up to much.

I love it!

This purchase isn’t designed to replace my outdoor runs: far from it. I only want to use it to enhance my existing running: maybe for speed training, and for days when the weather is really bad, now that we’re heading towards winter Me and ice don’t get on well at all: @TheWelshWookie calls me Bambi on icy days, as I struggle to walk if there’s even a hint of ice, let alone run on it!

Big thanks to @TheWelshWookie, as he did most of the work lifting this from the seller’s second floor flat, into the car (which I accidentally scratched 😦 ) into our house and upstairs to the spare bedroom.

It’s now in situ, and @TheWelshWookie has big plans to get the TV wall mounted on the wall in front of it, and setting it all up with the surround sound he has in the room; just to help encourage us to use it. Sounds like a plan to me!

I’ll get some pics up once we’re organised!

Any treadmill owners out there? When do you use yours?

23 thoughts on “New Toy!

    1. Thanks: it can be! Luckily, we’re kept reasonably mild because of where we are, but it’s still colder and wetter than what you’d be used to, I think!

  1. Awesome! That will come in handy, especially when the weather is ugly! I can use the treadmill at the gym when needed, but having one at home is soo much more convenient!

  2. Lucky you and I hope the weather is kind so you can stay outside running.

    I have seen online various workouts that you can do for speed and hills so have a search if you don’t already have one in mind. I find if I run on a treadmill with a workout that is made up for me already I am better at sticking with it.


  3. I’m not a treadmill owner, but I am a (infrequent) user.
    I’m lucky enough that my gym is 100m from my house so if I need to treadmill run I can go there.
    Sounds like your setup will be pretty awesome. Distraction is my biggest problem with treadmill running. Sounds like you’ve got that sorted. I reckon once set up you could do an indoor 20mile run. Just put on a Peter Jackson movie like Lord of The Rings…

  4. I don’t, but my dad walks on his like every day. One thing I’ve read is that to mimic the effort you put outdoor running, you need to set the incline on the treadmill to 1 or 2 I think. Have fun on the hamster wheel!

    1. I thought that tonight- I was running faster than usual but it was registering as slower: the incline is probably the answer, thanks!

  5. I don’t have a treadmill but I have a turbo, the cycling equivalent. It makes a huge difference to how often I train in the winter. I wouldn’t be without it. Good luck with the treadmill.

  6. like my treadmill too, when my legs kinda ache or the weather is bad or I walked the day before it changes the stressors on my legs andknees so I can continue to exercise, being obese I have to be careful to be able to exercise with minimal injury. I do most of any jogging I do on the mill, not on the hard ground to heavy for jogging on ground, by the way I dont run or really jog I am too heavy but I do what I like to call a walgy. (some horses do that and it is called a running walk or slow rack)lol

    1. That’s a great point, about the treadmill helping with the pounding of joints on hard roads. I love that word- walgy- that’s a new one to me 🙂 it’s all about moving: that’s what I tell myself!

      1. thanks, it means burning up all the sugar and creating lactate that the brain can use (I have problems with blood sugar swings that cause me problems not type 2 yet but I am working on improving it) Icome off of it sweaty, my biggest concern is preventing knee injury, once I was working out on my treadmill a while back and I guess I overdid the walgy a bit to much and my right knee ached for a month, so no more of that is

      2. Absolutely: it’s so important to do enough, but not too much isn’t it? It’s a hard balance sometimes!

  7. I have a treadmill. I’m not overly confident with running outdoors plus I live in a particularly hilly area, and not just hilly, very big long steep hills so it definitely comes in handy

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