Weekly Writing Challenge – Object – 24 FEB 2014


My object of choice for this challenge is something many people have in their possession. It is bought with all good intentions as we assess our overall condition and try to make an effort at improving our daily life. If used regularly it can make some significant impact. I know you are thinking this is some miracle diet pill or something sold on infomercials overnight on the television. While some of the same promises are mad in this way i am talking about something quite simple, the humble treadmill.

Our treadmill is representative of different goals for different people in our household. For me it is a way to ward off the effects of a job that brings with it a sedentary state. I work for an information technology firm, with a laptop on my lap most of the time. Not getting up enough is a huge negative of my job, but really something I have to pay attention to and make a conscious effort. The treadmill presents that opportunity.

For my wife it is not only a source of exercise, but a tool in maintaining her weight. We ideally we choose to spend our time outside, walking with the sunshine and warm temperatures, but at the moment of this writing, the last days fo February the weather is not amiable to that wish.

My daughter is looking foerward to her first prom and the treadmill to her represents the way to stay slender enough to fit her prom dress. She is not one that needs to be concerned about her weight. The matter is the slim cut of the dress and the choice of foods that could make the dress too snug.

Thankfully so far this object has not morphed into a high priced white elephant as too many pieces of exercise equipment can. For now we find this a very important piece of our exercise regimen. I hope it will continue to remain relevant.

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About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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7 Responses to Weekly Writing Challenge – Object – 24 FEB 2014

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  5. Exercise machine can become clothes hangers. I like walking outdoors. You can feel how alive everything is while enjoying the visual variety. But … I live in Florida. ~~~~ : – )
    Thanks for the ping back.

  6. litadoolan says:

    I like spending time on the treadmill it can feel quite meditative and always I feel better afterwards. Great to read broader insights into this icon piece of machinery. Hope your daughter has an amazing Prom! This American tradition has been taken up in UK schools now for quite a few years.

  7. scentofrina says:

    Thanks for the ping back! Nice story! Hugs

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