So step one find a treadmill.
First research treadmills to find one I can put serious miles on. Recommend anyone looking for either a treadmill or elipitical to check out Treadmill Doctor
So my options are in order of preference :
1) borrow my sisters. the issue on this idea is that she lives 3.5 hours away and I don't have a vehicle big enough to get it to my house. SO my option is to rent a uhaul and drive it back
2) buy a new one from Costco. This is the expensive option but worth it to know I have one that i don't have to work about... ouch $700 for a really good one
3) search Craigslist.org . I still have the transport issue and its used but I can find a $200-$300 option