Normally I would not characterize running on the treadmill as wimping out, but today I definitely wimped out. I knew yesterday that today would be packed and that I would need to run before work in order to get it in. I checked the forecast and laid out all of my clothes and lights/reflectors. I was ready for anything nature would throw at me when I headed out before 6:00AM. When I got up this morning and saw the pile of stuff that I had to put on, I just said, 'No. I'm not going to do it." Shorts and a t-shirt in a warm basement was all I was mentally prepared to do, so that's what I did.
I only had a 30 minute window; hence, I chose my usual 30 minute pre-set workout. Today, for a bit of a change, I really focused on posture and turning my legs over more quickly. I think that, by watching video on my tablet when using the treadmill, I have been running with my head down and a little hunched over. Today I went for the latest Criminal podcast and focused my gaze on a spot on the wall. Time passed more slowly than when watching a video, but it seemed to help fitness-wise.
The big problem is that the treadmill suddenly powered off during the run at around the 23 minute mark. I have no explanation why it did that. I know that it powers off once it reaches 100 minutes, but it shouldn't do it at 23 minutes. It powered on again when I removed the safety key and re-inserted it, but I didn't feel like continuing. I have been thinking that it's time to lubricate the deck, although I doubt that's the source of the problem. I do not want to be in a position where I have to replace the treadmill. I will keep an eye on it.