Monday, April 16, 2012

Tales of Terror from a Troubled Treadmill Traveler

Tales of Terror from a Troubled Treadmill Traveler-

Whew...that title was torturous. HA. So sorry, couldn't help myself there.

Anyway, I would like to give a tiny bit of background before diving right in to the terror portion.

I used to be fit. BC (Before Children) I was in the military and it was part of my job to stay in shape. The military made time for us to be active. And my body was young and easy to manipulate. I miss that. AC (take a guess here) I never had the time to continue with working out and my body was no longer that same, easy to mold, body. It sucks. Things aren't in the same place they used to be. Won't be heading into too much detail, but I'm guessing you get the main point.

I have put on weight and wish to get rid of it.

I even entered a competition with others to lose weight and keep me motivated. I joined a gym, started eating healthier and bought new running shoes. I was so ready.

I'm not sure if it's just me, but it's been a disaster. Here are a few examples:

   1. I have fallen off a moving treadmill. I decided to multitask and check Facebook while running. Obviously, not my best idea. There were MANY people that witnessed that scene. I didn't make eye contact with anyone after that.

   2. I have fallen off a moving treadmill, a second time. Yes, it is possible to never learn from previous mistakes.

   3. I have fallen off a moving I really need to continue here? Actually, this time it wasn't my fault! I was alone on a Saturday morning (5:00 a.m.) and freaked out when the lights went off. I'm guessing the lights turn off on a sensor and I didn't have enough movement to register that I was indeed a human in the gym. I flipped out thinking I was about to be stabbed or raped and flew off the back of the treadmill. I couldn't get out of there fast enough. I'm pretty sure you'll find the security video on

That's about it for now. Trust me, there are more. I'm a walking disaster. I will never be one of those casual runners that doesn't even sweat, but can run for an hour and drink water at the same time.

I sweat like a beast and the second I do anything, other than run, well...see above #1-3.


  1. I've fallen off the treadmill as well and I layed on the floor laughing for several minutes. Crazy things happen at the gym. At least we both were able to get back up and keep walking/running!

  2. Well, if there HAD been someone behind you, using yourself as a human projectile weapon is actually a very innovative idea! ; )


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