I hate the elliptical. The round and round motion throws me off balance and sometimes I suddenly stop and yet the foot pad shoots up and throws me off to the side. Maybe it's just that I'm uncoordinated?
Running. I'd much rather run.
I can see my body sunning in my head and if I close my eyes I can feel the treadmill under me, running smoothly with my feet hitting it. I run fast and hard and far. Then I slow down and job, looking around. I push myself and run hard again and see myself crossing a finish line to victory.
I want to run again. I want to feel my legs tired from exerting. I want to feel the strength in my legs carry me over miles and miles. I want to sweat and get red faced and all the other things that I complained about.
Instead, I walk. Walk quickly for 30-40 minutes and get on that elliptical for 10 minutes. But everyone starts somewhere, right?