It’s official: a treadmill desk is a necessity for me. Not a nice-to-have, a MUST have. It’s a machine, so I knew eventually the day would come when something would go wrong. You’d think I’d have a contingency plan, but I guess I didn’t realize how much I would miss it. Now I know.
The incline stopped working on Sunday, and on Monday the treadmill suddenly accelerated and I had to jump off. After talking to the technicians at Smooth Fitness, I realized that regular maintenance is important for treadmills, especially if you actually USE it as much as I do. Oops, my bad. The 3 year warranty expired 5 months ago. It sounds like an expensive repair. You know what I’m thinking — I got my money’s worth out of this one, time to get a heavy duty commercial grade treadmill. After over 3 years of almost daily use, I’ve proven to myself that it’s not a passing fad for me, it’s a way of life.
I ordered the new treadmill on Tuesday, the Smooth Fitness 7.6 HR Pro. As I count the days until it arrives, I realized just how hooked I am on walking while I work. I feel restless during the day, like something is missing. I keep climbing on the treadmill out of habit, and find myself standing there working sometimes just to avoid sitting on my butt.
When the new treadmill gets here, I think I’ll start a trip and “walk” somewhere fun and far away. In the meantime, I find myself going for walks with the dog just to get some exercise.