Friday, November 14, 2014
Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today: 2.38 miles; Running Total: 39.00 miles)
Day 126 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.
I went on a running adventure today.
About a month ago I met a fellow runner, Lisa, who had recently finished her own cancer treatment. She told me about a physical therapy place in Houston that offers training on an Alter G Treadmill. She kindly gave me thirty minutes of her pre-paid package through the physical therapist’s office.
“Every runner should get to feel what it’s like fly at least once,” Lisa told me.
She was right.
The treadmill you see above has a pair of shorts you have to get into. The shorts are scuba-gear tight so as not to let air out. The wearer of the shorts then steps into a hole in the middle of the deflated black bag you see around me. The shorts are zipped into the hole in the black bag and you are buoyed up off your feet as the bag is inflated.
The treadmill settings look like pretty much any other treadmill. There is a button to increase or decrease speed and incline. But this treadmill has a third button that allows you to adjust the amount of body weight you bear on your legs.
I played with the settings, amazed at how much easier it is to run at even 75% of my body weight. 50% was like running on a cloud. 20% truly felt like flying.
Today’s silver lining: I’m grateful to Lisa for the thirty minutes and 2.38 miles of pure play time.
It was so much fun!
What’s your silver lining today? I love comments!
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