Greetings, from Leesburg, Virginia.
(Ok, I wrote that while I was actually IN Leesburg, Virginia...now I'm home).
I just wanted to check-in and let the world know that I ran on a treadmill today for the first time in approximately- I don’t even know, MONTHS!
I didn’t just run on the treadmill for a half hour.
I ran on the treadmill for an hour. 7 miles.
And weirdly enough, I didn’t hate it!
I didn’t even listen to music, or watch TV.
I think I liked that my pace was whatever number I set my speed to. So I didn’t have to think about it. And I run slower on a treadmill, so it was a pretty relaxing pace.
After 7 miles, I headed outside and finished my remaining 3 miles on the resorts golf course, just to get some fresh air.
But I guess the moral of the story is the treadmill isn’t as evil as I usually think it is. At least, it wasn’t this morning, after months without using it.
20 miles done in the last 2 days, 6 tomorrow, and then I am looking forward to using the resorts gym to lift some weights!! Something I haven’t been doing as much as I’d like because of the amount of time training for this marathon is taking up!
Edit: Monday I ran 6 miles on the treadmill, and again, it wasn't too terrible. Tuesday I woke up and did 20 minutes on the bike, an arm circuit with a minute of jump rope in between each round, and a fast mile on the treadmill!
I figured I'd add a little bit to this Virginian post about my trip.
Or really, just say that it was pretty there and the food was good, and then post pretty pictures and foodporn.
The first night, we went off the resort property to a restaurant called Sweet Water Tavern, where I had the Mahi Mahi special- served with GRITS! Which is a food I have been wanting to explore more and more. At Sweet Water I also learned about what are apparently called "Ozzie Rolls." As soon as these were placed down in front of us, I knew they were going to be a) Extremely unhealthy and b) Beyond delicious. I was right. Turns out they are basically fried balls of bread, like a little doughnut, with some sugar on top and served with whipped butter. Yolo.