I did it! I finally conquered my “fear” of running on the treadmill at the gym 🙂 It wasn’t a huge “fear”–I think I just wanted to make excuses for using the elliptical instead of the treadmill since it’s easier. Nevertheless, I went for a quick run at the gym–I didn’t have much time left when I started, there were errands I just had to do this evening.
I’m not sure what to make of running on the treadmill. On the one hand, I LOVE that it will help me regulate my pace. But, on the other hand, it feels like my legs are moving faster and it’s taking me longer to get the mile. Almost like I’m running faster and going nowhere–which is, essentially, the point of a treadmill, I know. It’s also really weird to get no breeze at all while running. I never realized how hot I get while running when there’s nothing at all to cool me down. All in all, I think I’ll get used to it. But I think I’ll be outside when possible. The gym is better for getting up my pace.