I'm all about multitasking on my treadmill. When I've got a big exam coming up, I might be doing flashcards. I love to watch TV while on it, or listen to my iPod. I also like to keep a notebook and challenge myself, for example, I'll keep track of how much time it takes me to run 2 miles, then try to beat it the next time. I also mix it up, sometimes I just walk, sometimes I increase the incline as high as it will go and walk as fast as I can handle at that incline. Other times I do quarter mile sprints, where I run as fast as I can for a quarter mile, then walk a quarter mile to recover. Then other times I just set it at a speed that I can maintain for at least a couple miles, while I try to work up to a whole 5K or 10K without stopping. All that keeps it interesting for me. Of course, when the weather is nice, sometimes I just want to go outside and take the dog for a walk. But I LOVE my treadmill!!
- 5/7/2008 1:21:45 PM