Do you know what’s challenging? Running on a treadmill while trying to talk on your cellphone. I know because I had to do it yesterday at the gym. (Good thing I was the only one there.)
With about three minutes left in my run, the car dealer had called to tell me what was wrong with my car. I hopped to the sides of the treadmill, jogged to the front of the gym and killed the volume on the TV all while learning that my brakes had rusted and that the mechanics needed to remove them, clean them and sand them all for the low, low price of $250. Gah!
I told them not to do anything that I wanted to think about it (aka call my dad and find out if I was about to get majorly ripped off.)
After confirming that the price I was quoted was in fact reasonable for brake work, I called back and was put on hold for like 10 minutes.
During those 10 minutes I got bored and figured I’d finish the last three minutes of my run. I’m sure I looked like a complete tool cranking out 9 minute miles with a cellphone pressed to my ear, but hey, I was the only person there so I didn’t care too much. Plus I finished by the time anyone took my call.
So three miles down, still with the nagging hip pain. I treated the IT band to the Stick and some Icy Hot and I’m going to work on adding in strength moves more regularly.
Oh and I got my car back and it no longer sounds like it’s about to explode.