So I then started a commitment to leverage this treadmill to initially run a 5k – as a practiced “returner to exercise” I started a 2020 Goals Google sheet to track the number of days I exercise and had a plan to build up from walking to walking/running to running. Only life had another plan for me, and I got shingles and so was told to take it easy. I only used the Santa Fe treadmill 15 times before flying back to Indy at the end of February! Well we all know what happened then….so I’m proud to say since then I’ve exercised consistently, feel better, sleep better and can run 5k in an ok time for me.
I like the treadmill as it removes weather prevarication and I’ve worked my way through a range of shows on Netflix and Amazon, some shows help the miles go better than others. Interestingly, subtitles help me focus on the show, not the miles! I have made a commitment to exercise 6 out of 7 days at varying levels of intensity and this time is different because I fit it in at some point each day – yes working from home helps BUT I can feel this approach works with life. I am hoping to get a few more miles on the Santa Fe treadmill when travel makes sense, meanwhile I am open to any and all binge worthy TV to watch as a I walk/run! Personally, watching Mad Men was key to getting me to a healthy habit.