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Hi have been reading alot of posts and decided to join your forum, wanted to say hello and to see what advice you can give me, also sorry if this post should have gone elsewhere its a tad confusing
I am female and 43 years old, been using gyms for around 20 years to try and keep reasonably fit and always enjoyed the treadmill more than anything. In school I was a keen cross country runner, I remember how I always came 3rd (funny how you remember certain things) and was even entered into the South Northants once and came 109th (lol I always remember that also although rather forgotten)
Anyway, as I say I always loved using the treadmill once in the gym, but always felt I was never giving enough effort to actually get to the gym more times a week. Always wondered if I had a treadmill at home would I use it more often? I have enough room in the house I am in now so quit the gym about 5 weeks ago and bought a Reebok treadmill off a friend at work for £50
Well, I have become totally addicted and quite obsessed with it lol, I find it so much easier being at home and go on it more or less every day. I am already upto running for 30mins and found my speed comfortable at 4.7 (guessing thats not very fast but I am 5'3 and have little legs lol) last night I managed the 30mins on a 1% incline.
I would love any advice and ideas of where this could take me? was thinking of doing a Race for Life on the 31st July locally just to see what time I could manage and give me an incentive to work towards. Also I know the majority of you run outside but I am loving running on the treadmill so can't see that changing anytime soon and its just so convenient for me so please don't tell me to get out on the road, I won't rule out for a later date thought.
I need to lose about a stone and a half in weight and already seeing the benefits, I have stopped drinking for a while also which is a big big challenge for me
Anyway be great to hear from you