Me and My Treadmill

I became one with my treadmill today. It’s a rare occurrence, but taking a day off made me long for any kind of run I could get. I committed to completing and being happy with 30 minutes. With New Year’s resolutions still fresh, the gym was crowded but I found a treadmill next to a skinny young girl who, unbeknown to her, would be my competition.

I had my playlist ready and began the machine at a higher speed than usual. I focused on one leaf in a tree and ran as fast as I could without falling off the treadmill.

  • I thought about how fast and strong I am.
  • I thought about how none of the other runners know how fast I’m going; I’m shattering all personal records!
  • I thought about nothing. Just me getting a run on.

30 minutes of focusing on your body instead of your worries creates space for change.


About Anjanette Wiley

Runner, Co-founder @RiverRunClub, vegetarian, being ladylike is not my forte.

Posted on January 12, 2010, in half marathon, Half Marathon Training, Raleigh Runners, running and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. unknowing skinny girl = great competition
    higher speed = great concentration
    getting a run on = great endorphins
    creating space for change = great day

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