Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Such a Slug

The Black Slug
The Black Slug

This is me. I feel like SUCH a slug right now and I hate it.

My treadmill died almost a month ago. It will turn on, but no matter what button I push, it just beeps at me. Beep, beep, beep.

Luckily, I bought the extended 3 year warranty and it's still covered.

Unfortunately, it took me over 2 weeks to actually find my paperwork. It was tucked into a random notebook that I haven't looked at in ages. I know, such organization. At least I found it!!

So then I called the warranty people and they had the new parts sent out. I waited for a week and half for the repair man to call. North Pole isn't exactly a metropolitan area. One guy does the repairs. He was scheduled to come over today, but had to cancel. He's going to try to come on Friday (before he leaves on vacation!!!) I sure hope he is able to make it.

So, I have been a month without my treadmill and I can sure feel it. I have turned into a slug. It's not just the 5 lbs that I've gained. It's the fact that I now feel so out of shape and sedentary.

The weather has been pretty nice and I really don't have any good excuses for not getting out there and actually walking in the fresh air. I just hate walking around the neighborhood with the kids. We don't have sidewalks. Nick doesn't want to ride in the stroller, because he's a big boy. He also stops at every rock and leaf that we pass and randomly darts out into the street. As soon as we get a good distance away from the house, everyone has to go to the bathroom. It's just not pleasant. That's what I have a treadmill. :)

So, hopefully I will be back on it by this weekend!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


Christina said...

I have always felt that they should have a track, not with a soccer field in the middle, but a PLAYGROUND, with a chainlink fence around it. OMG, every mom would be out there; we'd all be thin. Not just the convenience factor but also the guilt wouldn't want to be the mom who took her kids to the playground and just sat on the bench while all the other moms walked/ran.

Jennifer said...

You are SOOOOOO right. You need to take that idea and market it :) Charge an entrance fee - we'd all gladly pay!

It's even worse here in the winter, because it's way too stupid cold (and dark) to go for walks. We don't even have the luxury of a mall to walk around. You would think in a town like this, they would have more indoor things to do in the winter, but it doesn't seem that way. They have an indoor track at the skating rink, but I don't think that other walkers/runners would appreciate me and the kids taking up the entire space :)
I'm hoping that my treadmill is fixed soon.....