I was provided the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion in this sponsored post.
I’ve had my NordicTrack 1750 Commercial Treadmill for about 5 months at this point, so I thought that for Friday Five I’d share why I’m loving having it. As treadmills go, I’m very pleased – the motor is strong, the belt is long and wide, and the features are many. But what I really love most about it is what it allows me to do.
1. I can run in any weather. I’m not really a fair weather runner, but I am not a fan of the heat AT ALL. While my Marine Corps training did not go as planned, it went as well as it did thanks to my NordicTrack treadmill in the playroom. And it’s not a bummer that it has an awesome fan. Just sayin’. Plus, if we have another 23 inch snow storm? I’m ready to keep on running.
2. I can choose my elevation. If you are at all familiar with the DC area, you know that there are some major hills. Yes, there are some flat places, but if I’m aiming for more than 3 miles, I’m going to be running hills. Most of the time I’m ok with that, but sometimes my legs are tired and just need a break. Even better, the NordicTrack 1750 has the option for up to a 3% decline. Since our floor slants, we put the treadmill at -2% when we don’t want hills and then it feels flat.
3. I can run at any time. I prefer to run during the school day, but lately I’ve had a lot going on with work, stuff at the kids’ schools, appointments, etc. Some days I don’t get a chance to run until after the kids go to bed. I know some people run outside in the dark, but I prefer not to. Having the flexibility to run early in the morning, late at night, or while I’m waiting for a contractor (or even sometimes on a work call, shhh…), means I have a better chance of getting my daily run in.
4. I can run lots of cool courses. Thanks to the iFit technology that NordicTrack has on their treadmills, I can run specific courses, including the Marine Corps Marathon. I’ve never run anywhere near that mileage on the treadmill, but it’s cool that you can check out a course before you actually run it.
5. I can run and have brain candy at the same time. This should be a runfession, I think. Sometimes I bribe myself to run by letting myself read a book on the treadmill. I read on my iPad, so I blow up the words to old lady size so that I can see them. I’ve found that I can run right around an 11 minute mile and read. I love to read, so rewarding myself with some reading time while I’m getting the run in is pretty much bliss for me.
And remember how I was feeling unmotivated? Somehow I ran 29.8 miles in the last 3 days (yes, I was tempted to jump on the treadmill to get those last .2…)
Do you have a treadmill? What do you love most about having one in your home?
Disclaimer: I was provided the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 treadmill in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. All opinions and pictures are my own.