Before I even get started with the blog today, I need to say one thing:
No sarcasm. No “, but….” Nothing else to say. It’s genuine. I had a long day today, and I can’t wait to go back tomorrow. So, how do you like them (teacher’s) apples???
Ok, so onto the main topic of this blog entry:
Today, I put in an order for a treadmill for Dear Hubby and I. That’s right, folks. I’ve decided that the best way to
burn through my savings progress forward both fitness and sanity-wise is to have a treadmill in our home. I honestly have felt anxiety pangs and shortness of breath from the thought of not being able to run on a scheduled day because of either a.) a broken community treadmill in the school’s dungeon, or b.) the snow drifts in the winter prevent our go-cart of an automobile from getting me from home to treadmill. Yea, I’m a freak. But in my defense, it takes one to know one.
It’s a pretty sweet machine. I’m a pretty big fan of ProForm fitness equipment.
At home in Michigan, I have a ProForm 590T and love it. It’s also the sponsor of my favorite hotel gym in Alaska. So what sold me on this particular model?
- This particular model is of a commercial breed. It’s got a stronger, more powerful motor and the sales rep told me it averages a longer life than a home version by 8 years. Do I think I’ll be spending the next 12-14 years on the island? I won’t count anything out, and the German blood in me tells me to plan plan plan ahead!
- The ProShox™ Elite 2 Cushioning absorbs 25% of the shock caused by my constant and lop-sided running strides. I still can’t figure out why the heck I only get blisters on the inside of my left foot. Maybe I have an emerging club foot; it would be the only part of my body that still is connected to the party scene.
- According to Proform.com, this treadmill is Nike + iPod® Compatible, so I can “Track (my) performance with Nike + iPod®! It’s the fastest, easiest way to stay in touch with (my) workout. Simply connect (my) iPod*, work out and then sync *(my) results online at Nikeplus.com.” So does this mean I won’t have to worry about applying a healthy layer of BodyGlyde to my upper arm in hopes that my iPhone band won’t chafe away yet another layer of skin??? Let’s hope!
- Probably the most important feature, and what sold me in the long run, is that this model comes with a built in fan.