Well, my day one of training did not start the way I hoped. I got excited and ready to start my run. (I even downloaded new songs on my IPOD)
I hopped on our treadmill (I really did, I was THAT excited) pushed start.... and NOTHING. Our treadmill is broken. We tried to fix it, but had to finally admit that our craiglist find was not such a good find.
We did lots of research and found a good deal on a new one that has a warranty. Of course the new treadmill we bought is out of stock and we won't get it for a few weeks. Which caused me to ask the customer service operator: "but how will i train for my marathon?". I left out it was a mini marathon. I thought maybe she would feel bad for me and expedite shipping on my new treadmill - not so much.
We have learned a good lesson:
Don't buy used equipment on craigslist!
When Matt signed me up for the 8k I bet he never thought it would cost him his sanity and a new treadmill. Oh well....