Bought a Used Treadmill
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
After many cold days trying to keep up with my couch to 5K app and plantar fasciitis flair up we started investigated buying a used treadmill. Since my husband, son and I all try to walk/run for exercise this seemed like a wise investment. We didn't want a big price tag until we knew we'd really use it so "used" was the place to start. I searched the web about good "used" treadmills. I found one on FB marketplace that seemed like a great option. The first weekend we tried to go see it was Super Bowl so it didn't work out. My dad had a treadmill for us to try but after it quit on me mid-exercise we knew we needed to go back to the FB option.
We were able to all go see it and was impressed with the price and quality of machine. It was a little challenging getting it out of the person's basement but I'm blessed with 2 strong men! We left it in our garage a week, I tried it out there a few times. It was cold outside but warmer in the garage than on the trail. Once the strong guys had recouped from the first basement they got it down into our basement. We have all used the treadmill several times. I have enjoyed watching shows or listening to music while I exercise. I did complete my 5K but had to walk over half of it because of my heal. My hip hurt the day after so I treated the symptoms and seem to be OK. I still enjoy being outside when the weather permits but it is very helpful to have an inside option and was cheaper than a gym membership.