Illinois weather blessed us today with over an inch of rain and temperatures hovering in the upper 30s. I was very thankful to have the treadmill my sister gave me in my house today! Since I didn’t have time for my long run on Saturday or Sunday this weekend, I wanted to run seven miles today. I am really not a fan of treadmill running but I’m even less of a fan of 38 degree rain so I opted for the treadmill. I have the attention span of a gnat so treadmill running is rough for me. I often feel like a rat on a hamster wheel. It takes me about two miles to start pondering how I got into the situation where I am running on a motorized belt. Today I decided to break up my seven miles into two runs. My first segment was three miles long. I had two TED talks lined up via my colleague/running buddy to pass the time, which was awesome. I hopped back on the treadmill while dinner was in the oven but only had time for two miles. I decided to do the last two miles later in the evening and I am glad I did! It feels great to accomplish my seven mile goal today even if it wasn’t in the most optimal of circumstances. I also made it through my 7 sets of pull-ups today and was even able to max out on my last set, which I haven’t been able to do for the last couple of weeks. Today felt like a major victory!