This Might Be Flirting

by jessica on July 9, 2012

I’m a flirt. I know it. I flirt with everyone. Shamelessly.

Lately, I’ve been flirting with my treadmill.

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Hey good lookin

The other day, I plugged it in and turned it on. Then laughed and turned it off. Before London I even walked on it for 30 minutes. Today, I stopped being a flirt. I laced up my Mizunos, turned on my treadmill, and ran.

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Hi Mizunos, you feel funny on my feet. I haven’t worn you in ages!

Ok, it was not my finest run. My heart wasn’t in it. My attitude towards it was shit. I know it needs to be baby steps. Running and I ended on a bad note. A ten mile bad note. A streak of terrible runs for over a month. Like any relationship, you can just get back together and think it will be grand. You have to work out your problems. Put in the effort to make it better. I need to get my mind in a better place about running. I need to forgive myself for my terrible half in Washington. I need to forgive myself for not running Chicago 13.1. I need to forgive and forget.

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So this is me putting in the effort. This is me trying to find my passion for running. I know it’s there. I know it will come back. I didn’t fall head over heels with running on the first go. I started off running 10 minutes. Then I ran 11 minutes. Then I started measuring my runs in miles…one mile, one and half miles, etc. There is absolutely nothing wrong with going back to my basics. I need It worked in 2010. It will work in 2012.

Dear Treadmill,

Are you available on Tuesday? Maybe we can hang out again? I really want to make this work.

Love,

Vogel xoxo

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 9, 2012 at 11:21 pm

I LOVE Mizunos! They are one of my favorite shoes to run in. They actually are my favorite but Nike Frees are competing for a tie.

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Haley @ Health Freak College Girl July 9, 2012 at 11:56 pm

I have a bitter sweet relationship with the treadmill but in the summer heat, it’s such a lifesaver!

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jessica July 10, 2012 at 8:04 am

I just have a bittersweet relationship with running these days!

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Katie July 10, 2012 at 7:38 am

Haha, you are too cute!

Of course you should only do exercise you LOVE and maybe that love will come back, you never know!

Happy Tuesday! <3

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Calee (@chimes) July 10, 2012 at 10:32 am

Treadmills make me wanna barf. I hate them so much. I’d rather run in 110° and -30° weather. I almost bought a treadmill a couple years ago but am SOO glad I didn’t.

But I’m glad you are starting to run again! :)

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jessica July 10, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Yeah treadmills aren’t the greatest, but I do love watching TV while I run! I feel like less of a couch potato.

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