It seems like I can't write any posts these days without having to retract what I said. Guess that says something about the certainty of life huh? Well, today was the day I have been super excited about. The day that my new treadmills arrived. But I have to admit it was anything but a good day. The delivery people showed up and started putting together the treadmill. Then they plugged it in and started setting it up. Then it shorted out and broke... right there... before I even stepped foot on it. They we all quite surprised an called service who basically told them to have me register the product and call them to set up a time for a repair man to come out and fix it. WHAT?! I just want a working treadmill. You brought me a broken one, I want one that works! I won't continue the rant here but you get the general idea.
I did call service and I called the store I bought it from (Sears) and between everyone it got worked out. I am getting a new treadmill shipped to my house next Saturday, I got an "I'm sorry" gift card emailed to me from Sears, and 10% credited back to my card for the inconvenience. So I guess I can't really complain, they did try to make it up to me, but I do admit to being quite disappointed. Quite disappointed.
So I will go back to the gym for the next week (just like I did today by the way). I thought I better sneak it in before the treadmill came just in case and it was a good thing I did. I walked 4 miles and have improved quite a bit from my first week actually. Check out my week two (statistics) for details, but let me just say that I am quite proud of my speed increase (55 seconds per mile FASTER this week than last week). Whoot-whoot! Oh and I got to use the good treadmill today so I was happy not to have it shut off at 30 minutes like that other possessed one.
I guess I just wanted to vent, but I have also learned that their are setbacks to all our plans and we just have to keep moving forward the best we can. I am not a gym lover, but I am still going every day because I want to get race ready. I'm sure there will be plenty of other obstacles that come up (thinking of sleepless nights with a new baby) but I am practicing persistance. Wish me luck!