Hate the treadmill? Then this post is for you!
Here are a few of my tried and true tips for making time on the treadmill a little bit more enjoyable.
#1. Netflix Instant Play. It’s the only time that I allow myself to watch stuff I wouldn’t normally take the time to watch – cheesy Holiday movies and chick flick shows ftw.
#2. Don’t do it if it is nice outside. Let’s be real – if you have a 40 degree day in the middle of winter, get your butt outside and soak it in. No reason to treadmill it up if it isn’t blizzarding (totally a word) and/or a polar vortex outside.
#3. Play with incline and speed (check out this post for a fun easy workout)
#4. Don’t watch numbers. Like a watched pot will never boil, a watched treadmill will take forever.
#5. Be happy that you can have a towel, water bottle, Kleenex, chapstick, phone, baby monitor all at your fingertips.
#6. Love that you can rock out with shorts and a tank when it is -10 degrees outside.
#7. How awesome it is that you can run on the treadmill anytime? No need to wait for the time of day for the best temperature or the sun to come up.
#8. If you’re at the gym, you can totally race the guy next to you. Bonus points if you can take a selfie of you “racing” him. LOL, right? Extra bonus points if that guy is your husband at the hotel gym. . ..
#9. No need to run around the block to get to that “magic” number on your Run Keeper app.
#10. It’s the perfect post-run entertainment for your 2 year old. Oh, you don’t have a 2 year old? Well, then use your dog, cat, husband, etc. Just set the speed accordingly.
What are your tricks for surviving the treadmill?
Linking up with Becky for TYT.