Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Street-Cred

Current Status: I would kill for a Chapstick. Kill.

For the last two days, Tony has gotten home from work extra late so we couldn't go running. I didn't want my body to go all Mr. Burns on me, so I decided to dust off the ol' treadmill so I could run on my own without getting raped, etc, etc.

After I finished running, I looked down at my final time and I was like Oh.My.Whoa.Wha? Cuz I ran 3 miles super record-breakingly fast. So I figured that running on a treadmill must be freakishly easier than street running. Freakishly. But I texted my peeps anyways, to double check/to brag. They were not impressed.

Confirmed Fact: Treadmill-cred is lame. Street-cred is what you need.

14 comments:

Landee said...

You are pulling a Facebook Status update over here?? And I thought you thought FB was lamerz. Hmmm... learn something new everyday.

You still run that faster than I do on the treadmill.... although, I usually run about 5-6 miles so maybe I pace myself differently. (holla!).

ManicMandee said...

Here's my opinion on treadmills. If it means anything...
Yeah, you can go faster on them. BUT, they take expert control to stay on. Just ask Memzy about Shed's experience. And that takes more muscle control. Plus the mental work to not go stir crazy like a rat on a wheel. So you work your mind powers, your speed powers, AND your muscle powers trying to stay on that contraption. So I am a believer.

Jenny ESP said...

L--You're comparing apples and oranges, treadmills and asphalt. My blog "current status" is in first person, italics, etc. And you are clearly jealous that I thought of it first.

MM--yeah, the treadmill is pretty freaky. I totally saw myself flying off the end and splatting against the wall.

Memzy? I thought we had no secrets between us, yet I know nothing of Shed's treadmill fight.

Hot Pants said...

For safety sake, you should keep that wrist band thing on that auto shuts of the treadmill when you fall off it. And just so you know, I am totally impressed with your treadmill times.

ManicMandee said...

Memzy- I thought you and Shed had gone to the gym once together and he flew off a treadmill. Right???

Memzy said...

This is true sooooo true. BUT, in my defense I had no idea Jespy had a treadmill. I just figgered it was street cred all the way. So, why would I bring up that story of how me and my hubby were running at the gym side by side and one second he's there and the next he's on the floor behind me?

Like I told you in my text. It's WAY harder for me to do the tready-mill. Your time KILLS.

Katie said...

I heard chapstick is addictive...

I have never ever run more than a mile and a half. If you want to brag do it to me because I am so impressed. I was just wondering what your time was because that 1 1/2 mile I did, took me a good 15 minutes. I hope that puffs you up a little.

Flem said...

I totally respect the time on the treadmill because it is the only way you can really time yourself accurately. Steve comes home from running and claims he ran 7 miles=woot. If he were to run on a treadmill and say I was running 7 mph and ran for an hour I would be like WHOA. So I def. believe in the tread. cred. However, I am not a runner.

Flem said...

PS Doesn't the school nurse have some in her desk?

Landee said...

My lips hurt real bad!

Memzy said...

Katie--You are faster than you think girl!


But Jespy's time is record breaking.

Emily said...

I'm curious about your time. Of course, how would you prove it anyway? I'm pretty sure I am the slowest runner, but I do agree that the treadmill is harder. Good job!

Krissy said...

Katie mentioned that you babysit whenever you are asked so...can you watch my kids tomorrow morning?

mesplin said...

I'm impressed with the 3 miles at a super record-breaking speed. You are my hero! I can't run 3 miles on my treadmill yet :)