Defying Gravity!

I caught this video on Christine’s blog, and, too real. I am guilty of every. single. thing. in this video, including raising money for charity for my hobby.

A sidenote on the fundraising: I hit 40% of my goal this week! At first, I was a bit bummed that I still had a long way to go and that other people had raised more, but then I realized that I have already raised more than $2,000 for the New York Junior League, and that’s pretty awesome.

anti gravity treadmill

As for my actual running, I got to do some this morning for the first time in more than two weeks…on an anti-gravity treadmill. I called my parents this morning on my way over there and told my dad I was getting on the “space man treadmill.”

“What, Theodora? You’re getting on the space shuttle?”

Yes, Dad.

I’m slowly getting better, and my PT at Finish Line, Caroline, said I was ready for the Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill today.

You can read more about the Alter-G and my first experience with it here. This morning, Caroline instructed me to start off with walking a few minutes at 65% of my bodyweight, then run at an easy pace for another 10-15 minutes, and then run at 75% of my bodyweight. It is such a weird feeling! From the outside, it just looks like you’re running, but the way it feels is like a combination of running and flying — running with much of the impact taken off.

I was listening to the hilarious Call Your Girlfriend podcast as I ran, and I was HAPPY and endorphin-wasted. My back pain was relatively minimal. I know I have a long way to go with my marathon training, but I’m really hopeful and thankful for the fab Finish Line for helping me get there. (This isn’t sponsored in any way, nor do I get any kind of special perks for writing about them, I just think they’re awesome.)

Meanwhile, looking into how I can get on that space shuttle…

If you could have any super power (which running without gravity feels like!), what would it be?

3 comments on “Defying Gravity!

  1. Mary

    Those machines always look so cool! I would love to try it someday.

    I used to always want to be able to hear people’s thoughts, but having moved aaalll over the place and with friends and family in different states and time zones and countries… I would love to be able to teleport. I miss people!!


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