Last week one day I turned on my treadmill and the screen blipped and then went black. I took off the "key" (the red magnetic button than "turns on" the treadmill) and then reattached it and everything went smoothly.
Since then I've been walking outside. Last night the skies were threatening so I decided to walk on the treadmill just to be safe. I attached the key, the screen blipped and went black and then I started to smell something like burning rubber. Not good.
I turned it on and off several times, unplugged it and plugged it back in, and nothing happened except that the smell got worse. That scared me, so I unplugged it again and realized that I had a big problem.
I needed to get my walk done so I grabbed my umbrella and headed outside. I didn't dare go too far because it was drizzling and supposed to rain hard, so I walked several laps right near my house and got my walk done without getting wet.
But . . . now what am I going to do? I'm not sure if my treadmill can be fixed or if I'll need to buy a new one. If I do need a new one should I get another treadmill or would I be better off getting an elliptical machine?
Not sure what I'm going to do, but with cold weather on the way I need to come up with a solution pretty quickly.
If you have any thoughts about treadmill repair or different types of exercise equipment, please share your thoughts in the comments. Meeting my goal to walk Two Miles a Day is dependent on my ability to act quickly.