Saturday, December 10, 2011

RIP Treadmill

Today I laid my first treadmill to rest.  I bought that ProForm baby home almost 8 years ago.  In fact, I had just started dating my husband.  I remember us having a "date night" assembling it together.

I never did give it a name, but our treadmill had 3 different homes over the years... my old apartment, my brother's house, and our current homestead.  The last 3 years, I really gave it a run for the money.


It was the home of many speed intervals.
The treadmill is the only place I can really get into those.


It was my docking station for motivation.

I watched many movies and news updates while the 'mill cranked mile after mile.

I made the decision to run my first half marathon on that treadmill.

It was my refuge when weather turned to this...

It was my last resort when the kids were sick or napping.

The treadmill broke down this past spring. We fixed it, only to have it break down again.  A new ProForm is on the way... so this weekend we needed to make room for our new baby.  Hauling a treadmill out of the basement is never an easy task, but my hubby & dad did it smoothly.  Today we made the solemn trip to the dump...


Yes, I climbed in the dumpster to give 
one last hug to my trusty treadmill.  
It's been a long good run, but now it's time to 
REST IN PEACE.

18 comments:

  1. Sorry you lost your treadmill/buddy. Great story! You are a great Motivator, Love your blog! I am looking for a new Treadmill too!! You obiviously like that brand, which Pro Form model did you get?? Thanks!!

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  2. I am so sorry Jess! I am glad you were able to buy a new treadmill though, can't wait to see pictures of the new baby. I know I will cry when my treadmill dies, I love it so much (and I'm not sure I can afford to replace it any time soon)!!

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  3. Aww bummer! But yay for a new treadmill!! Love the last pic.. lol

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  4. Have fun with the new treadmill! I'd say the old one lived a long, successful life! :)

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  5. Yay for a new treadmill, but bummer your old one died. It lasted a long time!

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  6. Ah, sad, kinda. But awesome you have a new one!

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  7. My treadmill is called the Ghetto Blaster. It is a bucket of bolts wishing to be hauled away! 8 years is quite a life!

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  8. I'm sorry you lost your old friend but glad you barely have an interruption in service with the new one on the way.

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  9. Congrats. Great new mill! I love that you saw the old one off.

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  10. aw this was a great post! Glad you have a new one coming in. i always get attached to things though!

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  11. I wish I liked the dreadmill but just can't get in a rhythm. I blame my height but that may just be an excuse.

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  12. Aww!
    What a bummer.
    I hope your new 'mill carries you through at least as many miles and years as the last one!

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  13. i love how you put all the motivational stuff on your mill!

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  14. Yeah, I totally need to get some affirmations on my treaddie! Great idea! Can't wait to see what you think of the new one... I love mine.

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  15. I have never run on a treadmill. I am in the south so the weather does not get too bad! Glad you are getting a new one!

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  16. Jess, so excited for you getting a new treadmill. I wish I new why when I run on a treadmill, I feel like i'm going fast, but in reality,i'm going slower than if I was running outside. So needless to say I hate the dread treadmill, it make me think I'm such a slow runner.

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