I spent the last few weeks researching and I knew what my treadmill must-haves would be:
Not a lot of requirements, but I really wanted to be sure that the treadmill I bought had those features.
I also wanted to buy a new one. My old treadmill was not quite three years old and I had run it to death. I didn't want to find myself in the same situation sooner rather than later.
Even though I wanted a new one, I thought I would peek at Craigslist. Here is what I found:
After all of my research I decided I would like to try to find a LifeFitness Model. Either a F3 or a T3. The F3 is a folding model and the T3 does not fold. Folding wasn't a requirement for me. My old treadmill folded and I never folded it one single time.
I knew I needed a treadmill soon, so how long could I wait for the treadmill I wanted to appear?
Would you believe it was already there?
Last Friday, the day before the ad expired, I found a LifeFitness T3 for sale near Ocala. I sent an email and I was hopeful for a reply, but by Sunday evening when I still hadn't gotten a reply, I had given up.
Monday afternoon I received an email from the owner of the treadmill I had inquired about.
It was still available!
Monday evening we went to take a look at it. I gave it a quick run. I was feeling the eleven miles from Sunday and my heel was hurting just a little, and after just a few minutes I was sold!
The owner of the treadmill said she we give us a few minutes to talk it over. Mr. H. told her that there was no need to think it over, he knew I wanted it.
And just like that I had a new treadmill.
I went for my first run on her yesterday and named her Lucy g. smooth.
This whole summer was never about a lack of mojo. It was about beating the heat, fighting the humidity and finding the consistency I need.
I'm looking forward to what this will bring.