So, um yeah.
I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed. If you’ve spent
10 minutes 30 seconds with me, you already know that.
The whole treadmill incline fiasco.
Geeesh. I’m embarrassed.
To make things a little better first though, let’s talk about some highlights from the day.
We had a successful trip to Target. Successful because we found one of the big carts and because we made it in and out of there without any tantrums or random things from the $1 bins.
I was tempted to buy a new notebook because these were awesome, but I refrained.
Lunch today was delicious.
Chicken STUFT romaine wraps with carrots, broccoli and Trader Joe’s guacamole on the side.
Had a little bit of an issue when it came to snack time though.
Yep. Spilled my Super Oats all over the floor. At least I had some “help” cleaning it up.
And at least my snack turned out pretty well after some Super Oats finally made it in the bowl (with a few other things like unsweetened vanilla almond milk and a chocolate chip cookie dough Quest Bar).
Taught a couple classes at the gym tonight.
They went pretty well too.
A move I pretty much do every time I teach Group Strength Training is this tricep extension with the resistance band.
I love it.
I also love my new Reebok track jacket that I wore for the first time today to try to impress the first of the year newbies to class.
I love all the new people who come at the beginning of the year. Props to them for trying out something new and getting out there. I hope they keep it up.
And, I just scarfed this down.
And yes, I’m eating bread and grains again. Just a little experiment. That there is a cheese less sandwich. I haven’t had one of those in months and it was awesome.
let’s talk treadmill.
Let’s talk my stupidity and the most fabulous treadmill I’ve ever seen or stepped foot on.
So this morning I jumped the gun and told you about my little incline issues I was having with my treadmill.
I did write this though in that post:
It’s probably my own fault as I’ve done nothing to set it up. I just turn the power on and go. I really need to set up a whole training thing and get it connected with our WiFi so I can run on their Google maps courses and everything that’s preprogrammed. There are so many super cool things about this treadmill I haven’t gotten to play with yet.
Didn’t have time to really look into anything today even though the email responses to my issues and questions were super quick.
Tonight I got home from the gym late, but decided I should probably take a look at the manual to see if it might say something in there.
Yes, friends, that’s right, I have logged a lot of miles on the treadmill already and had not opened the manual until tonight. I have simply been turning it on, running and that’s it. I’m off to tackle everything else the day is filled with.
And look at this. I never did this either (until tonight).
So, this little guide, which is very well written and specifically says to read before operating the treadmill, pretty much put me in my place.
It took me about a minute to find the page where it talks about calibrating the incline.
I mean seriously, didn’t I realize it probably had to be done before I ran on it? Duh Kristin.
So a couple touches on the cool touch screen, and the most amazing treadmill ever was calibrated.
Definitely not rocket science. Easiest thing ever.
While I was there I even got it hooked up to our WiFi.
That took about 30 seconds.
Seriously, this is so user friendly, I don’t know what my problem is.
A little Google on the treadmill? Oh heck yes.
I also found these since technically I should be starting my Boston Marathon training right about now.
Yeah, they have training plans already programmed into the Official Boston Marathon Treadmill AND using Google Maps you can run the marathon course (or anywhere else in the world). So freaking awesome. So many more things to discover about this treadmill.
But…. for now, I’m off to bed.
I’ve got some making up to do with my little friend. I feel so bad for blaming him/her for my mistake. I owe some serious mileage.
And hey, talk about some extra motivation to get an early morning run in. Seriously, I’m excited to get on it even more now first thing since I finally have a few things set up.
Dang this machine is glorious. I better make myself work for it.
I still need a name for it though. Any suggestions?
You better believe I’m sleeping in my workout clothes. Here’s hoping I wake up the first time (instead of the third) my alarm goes off. He he.
Oh, and I didn’t forget, I really do have a great giveaway coming up and I need to get back to a lot of you. I’ll get there, but I HAD to write this first.
Have a good one!
Do you read the instruction manual first like you’re supposed to?
Or, are you the type to not read the directions?
Please tell me I’m not the only one who has make a mistake like this. If you have a story, please share. It will make me feel better.
(Hoping for at least 1 comment here. Ha.)