First things first, we had to
The Enemy is nice. It was one of those expensive ones and Bob has taken EXCELLENT care of it. For the record, I would have never purchased a treadmill for our home. I would rather give birth without an epidural and in all seriousness, run outside in 25 degree temps in my running skirt. But I COULD NOT pass up this offer. And since we have a treadmill, the gym membership will end... very soon!
Today we had a Snow Day, but we never had snow. It was ICE, and frankly a 2 hour delay would have done the trick - I do feel sorry for the dude that has to make those calls but I accepted it. With my plans all shot, I decided that I would... reluctantly test the Enemy. In fact, I decided that today was the day to do a "brick".
I turned on MTV's Made (classically trained pianist wanted to be a rock start) and hopped on the trainer. Since I do not have a bike computer yet, I have no idea how far I pedaled. After 20 minutes, I hopped off, removed my bike shoes, put on my running shoes and headed to the basement to test drive the Enemy.
The kids kept coming in an out of the basement and I kept running, listening to my music. They actually never bothered me. I did ask them to play nicely, once, but overall, it was a good run.
When I finished, I felt good. Tired. And I really did not notice a twinge in my legs going from the bike to the mill. I think I was slightly distracted by using the Enemy, but the Enemy turned out to be okay. I doubt that I will ever pile on miles that those of you in blog world do... but in the end I ran 3 miles. I might have to give the Mill a new name besides the Enemy.... one day.