My shoulders, hips and thighs are recovering from an over-enthusiastic BodyWorks class yesterday and an anticipated snow storm has forced us to postpone our weekend skiing trip and stew at home, so I believe some good-natured venting is in order.
Just as I was warming up to the treadmill idea, our gym got so packed that they started enforcing the '20-minutes only on each equipment if people are waiting' rule! 20 minutes on the treadmill??? I warm up by walking for 5 minutes...so that leaves me 15 minutes of running. Even less if I want to cool down for a few minutes. The only way to avoid this is to get my workout in at 5 am...and while I may be crazy enough to wake up at 4:30 and brave the cold and dark to get my run in before work, 5 am in a warm and stuffy gym sounds beyond brutal to me!
I've managed to avoid the gym police the past couple of days, but this new rule has confirmed it: I need to take my running outside as soon as possible. So, if the next week of treadmill running goes off smoothly, and I manage to stay pain-free, I am going back to familiar territory - the sidewalks of my neighborhood.