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Mistress Marilyn's POV
No shit, Tempus Fugit!
My treadmill is shot . . . 
16th-Dec-2005 11:45 pm
high maintenance: kevinr
I guess I'm going to have to buy a new treadmill. Last night I turned the thing up all the way, and I still could barely jog on it.

I've never bought one. My first treadmill came from my dad, an old, old thing, non-motorized, that left a big pile of black rubber dust every time I used it. It was really awkward and noisy and horrible, and I loved it. I used to watch episodes of 'Booker' over and over while I used it. I was obsessed with the counter on it.

My second treadmill was given to me on my 20th anniversary with the festival. It was a NordicTrack, non-motorized machine, and I kept that for a long time, until I got my sister Sue's old motorized treadmill three years ago. Nothing much worked on it but the speed, but it was nice to have. I was finally able to run on a treadmill, and that's when I trained for the half-marathon in 2003. It only took me two and a half months to work up to ten miles.

Now it's finally time to pick one out and buy one for myself. Let's face it, it's one of the most important things in my house. I was going to buy one with the bonus I got last year after I was the interim Executive Director, so in a way I still owe myself one. I want one with a nice, big flat top that I can put a book or magazine on. But it will need to be delivered, and they'll have to take the old one away.

In the meantime, it's back to the mini-tramp for a while.
Comments 
17th-Dec-2005 08:03 am (UTC) - Wow...
Sorry to hear about the treadmill, MM. I know money is tight for you guys. (And, man, can I relate! Whew.)

But you DO need that new treadmill! Get for yourself as a much-deserved Christmas present. (And believe me, if Jimmy and I had any $$$ we'd be ready to send some your way for a thing as important as this clearly is for you.)

I admire that you put your fitness high on your list of things that are important. I need to start REALLY working out again. I've let this slide like mad...

Love,

Bri
17th-Dec-2005 08:11 am (UTC)
I know they're expensive hun, but they're so worth it in the long run! (Says me who owns an excersise bike but hardly used it!!!)
17th-Dec-2005 09:36 am (UTC)
Wow, sorry about your treadmill. That sucks, but maybe it'll be worth it to get a new one. (Hey, you deserve it, so spend the money.)
17th-Dec-2005 09:55 am (UTC)
Oh that sucks luv. Go out and treat yourself to that treadmill. It'll pay for itself if you use it enough (which you do).

Lots of hugs!
18th-Dec-2005 03:20 am (UTC)
When someone is as dedicated to exercise as you are -- which is a good thing -- then they deserve to spend money in a way that will help that exercise to happen.

Sorry to hear the old one is out, but treat yourself. You are quite deserving.
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