Treadmill. Ol’ Milly. The Millster. I love you and I’m sorry I never realized just how much you meant to me.
We had some good times, but I always focused on the bad. I thought you were boring and controlling. Now I realize you were stable and secure. I used to call you names. Dreadmill. Torture device. Pain in the ass. Yeah, I know. I’m embarrassed, too. I should have appreciated you for what you were, not put you down for what you couldn’t be. Oh, and I’m sorry I was so hot and cold with you. Do you know the expression “fair weather friend”? Of course you don’t, you’re a machine. Well, anyway, I was the opposite. I only spent time with you when it was cold or rainy. If the sun was shining, I blew you off for the pavement. I did you wrong, Mill. I see that now.
I should probably just stop right there before I am forcibly removed from the internet. Y’all. Not running is driving me nuts. I know it’s probably just a short-term break, but I’m still itching to get back to it. My foot is still sore today, so I tried not to do much with it at all. Hoping that speeds this whole process up, ya know?
It doesn’t help that I spent my down-time today reading a press release about new running technology. It’s like the time I was in the hospital for a week in college and watched Food Network 24/7 while not even being able to eat ice chips. Apparently, I’m ridiculously good at torturing myself. My ProForm treadmill has iFit technology already, but it doesn’t have a bangin’ screen like the ProForm Boston Marathon treadmill. That thing is a beast and a half.
I think that’s like a runner’s dream, right? I saw a few bloggers receive those a while back. Jealous, much? Anyway, now the company behind the ProForm treadmills has expanded the iFit idea even further. They’ve added wearable technology, including the iFit Active Band, to the line up. You could already plan and track your workouts using the fitness equipment. This is a whole other ball game.
It claims to be the first ever technology to to track everything you do (including on machines!!) with a single login. Their goal is to UNIFY FITNESS. Um. How sweet does that sound? Like some kind of new-age fitness revolution. Yes, I’m excited. No, this is not a sponsored post. I’ve told y’all before how much I like new fitness technology. And here is an intelligent-sounding quote that proves I’m not the only one obsessed with this stuff: “The CEA predicts the market for personal health and wellness products to grow 142% by 2014 to $8 billion. Running, walking, and treadmill activity are the top three participation activities in the 2013 Tracking the Fitness Movement, published by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association”. So, I’m clearly not a weirdo. Plus, it just so happens that right now I have a lot of free time to explore all the options. Just not, like, use them right this second. I’m crossing my fingers that I wake up tomorrow with a pain-free foot. Wouldn’t that be legit? “It could happen.” Angels in the outfield, style.
If you don’t love that movie, I’m not really sure about the status of our friendship. But really, I’m hoping to see some improvement as soon as possible. I know I said yesterday that a break from running just means more time for other things, but I didn’t realize that “other things” meant reading about running equipment. That didn’t help me out much in the high-spirits department.
Yes, this post is my way of saying I did not work out today and that I have nothing to share except for the things I’ve been reading on the internet. Which, if you’re interested, I took this quiz and got Blanche. So there’s that. Man, Golden Girls and Angels in the Outfield in one post? You’re welcome.
Question 1: Do you torture yourself when you can’t have things? I obviously do. I browse the internet for things I can’t afford, test drive cars I’ll never be able to buy, and plan imaginary trips to the Maldives in my head.
Question 2: Do you think it’s possible to own too many fitness-related technology products. Say no in case Ryne is reading right now. I want him to buy me all the things. Thanks.