So there I was... working off the minutes of my 2 mile walk this morning when my mind started wandering... how hard can it be to walk backwards on the treadmill?!
Don't laugh. I tried it! Blame it on my recent afliction of ADD increased by lack of focus waiting on our newest grandson's arrival.
My first attempt wasn't pretty. I kept the belt running at a slower 3.0 speed. I stared for a few minutes at the belt trying to get my rhythm in my head. Couldn't quite grasp the steps but felt I was ready. I think I stepped twice before I was off entirely! No injuries. No one watching. I got away clean.
Determined, I got back on - backwards - and started the belt up again, this time slower at 1.0. I HELD on, and started stepping on the belt. I felt pretty darn smug - look at me, look at me... but NEVER, EVER actually let go of the rails. Oh well. It's baby steps.