I hate treadmills. I generally try to run outside at all costs, but during winter here in WI, it gets a little dicey. Mainly because of ice/slipperiness. I have had a few slips on the ice in my 14 year running career.
Thus, during what suppossedly is this huge snowstorm, I decided to run indoors tonight.
To combat the bordeom that is running on a treadmill, I usually break out the Ipod, something I do not use while running outside.
I usually head for the fancy treadmills where you can select all these programs and hook up and control your ipod using the big screen. I had my program all selected, was starting out at a comfortable 7.0 mph and I could not get the Ipod screen to work. I hopped to put both of my feet on the sides of the treadmill to get Lady Gaga to begin playing. Paparazzi started out in full force.
WHY I DID NOT JUST PUSH STOP ON THE TREADMILL IS BEYOND ME. I instead tried to hop back on and start running.
I totally fell on my knee. Thankfully i grabbed the railing in time before I face planted but I could not hit the stop button and kept trying to get up, fall down, get up fall down. I think I managed to go up and down 3 or 4 times before getting the thing to stop. (NOTE TO SELF: THIS IS WHY TREADMILLS COME WITH ONE OF THOSE EMERGENCY STOP CLIPS).
HOW EMBARRASSING! I'm not really sure if anyone saw me because no one came over to push stop on my machine or came up to me to see if I was ok. I kept running for a mile but my knees were throbbing. I looked down and saw that they were all bloody:
Sigh. Lady Gaga and me and treadmills are not a good combination.