Treadmill be gone.

I sold my elliptical machine.  It wasn't a treadmill, but still represents what everyone thinks of when they think treadmill purchase. 

I'll buy one and use it every day. 

It is cheaper than a gym membership.

I can still exercise when the weather is foul.

Then you buy one and use them for the first couple of weeks and then… nothing.  The treadmill becomes expensive real estate.  I paid $899.00 for mine, and figure that for the same amount of money I could have purchased closet improvements instead of hanging my clothes off the handle bars.  I could have purchased clotheslines instead of using it as a drying rack.  I could have rented storage space instead of shoving things onto it. 

So I sold it a year later for $395.00, wait, the guy gave me $400.00 even.  I think he felt sorry for me, but what he didn't know is that within a few weeks, his girlfriend will be hanging her jacket on it when she comes home from work. 

As a side note, I was thinking about training for the half marathon I signed up for in October.  I know, stupid.  But I kept wondering why, when I run with my friend Kim, it seems like she can go so much faster than I can.  Then it hit me.  In the leg game, Kim won the lottery and I got totally shafted.  Hers are long and lean and well, long.  Mine are short and stubby and well, short.  Simple mathematics dictate that she can run faster than I can with her longer stride.  I got totally ripped off.  And I'm mad.

2 thoughts on “Treadmill be gone.

  1. I am typically not one to say I told you so, but you should have bought a treadmill to begin with…they are boring but you have a few more options, walking, hiking, running, strolling (convinced?) one more thing, your legs are not stubby!

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