An article in Real Simple magazine posed the following question:
“What object in your home have you been surprised to love more and more over the years?”
For me, it would definitely be our treadmill. It’s an old model that traveled with us from our former home over twenty years ago. It has issues to be sure. Like those of us who walk its path, it requires a bit of coaxing before it gets up to speed.
It lacks the bells and whistles of newer models. No heart monitors or built in video options. The belt is much narrower than current designs. Its chrome is dull and years of use have taken their toll. Like aging bones, the belt creaks and the motor moans.
It holds fort in a basement room. Ready and willing to take us on a daily walk. No inclement weather excuse accepted here.
We both rely on our trusty old treadmill for daily exercise. We have no desire for a newer model for the sake of advanced features, but when our old guy’s motor grinds to a halt, we will celebrate his importance in our lives by buying a replacement.