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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Treadmill Guilt

This evening, I ran on the treadmill.  I felt horrible about it.  Why?  Well, it's beautiful here in Maryland today.  Upper 70s/Low 80s around run time, totally sunny and beautiful.  Maybe a little breeze.

I just didn't feel like running outside.  I didn't feel like running hills (there is NO FLAT ROAD near my house - in fact, we live on a hill).  I didn't feel like waving, smiling or otherwise greeting neighbors who will definitely be outside while I am out.  I didn't feel like dodging cars, or contemplating what route I was going to go.  I didn't feel like sunshine or sweat or carrying a water bottle in my hand.

I just wanted to go into the basement, where it is cool, get on the treadmill, and GO.  Get it done.

And that's what I did.  Yet, I feel guilty for wasting a great weather day.  I feel bad for not being outside and enjoying it when I complain about bad weather the whole rest of the year.

Well, not really.  I do admit that for running I prefer winter and for everything else I prefer summer...

But, still.

Does anyone else ever feel this way?


Tricia said...

YES! Sometimes I feel guilty about letting "great" days get away from me.

but great job on getting the run in

Founder of Jog for Joubert Syndrome said...

i feel guilty today too!!! its been 95+ degrees here lately and we are getting a break with low 80 degree weather this week and i totally could not get myself out of bed this morning, wasting this great weather....oh well, maybe tomorrow!!!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

No way. A run is a run is a run - the fact that you got it in is important, not where. Better the treadmill than skipping it for all of your above resaons.

onelittletrigirl said...

I am with Kovas...a run is a run is a run. I only feel guilty when I do nothing!

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