That’s all I could think as I tried to plow through 5.0 miles on the treadmill. I’m going crazy! I’m going crazy! Arrrrrrgh. Felt like I was truly losing my mind. I greatly admire those who can run on the treadmill, but I am simply not that woman.
I tried a bunch of my old tricks (which are summed in nicely in this post)…
Listened to NPR. Interesting, but didn’t do the trick.
Listened to my favorite song on blast and repeat.
I ended up with a total ear worm but was still bored.
Ran through to do lists and shopping lists and grand plans in my mind… Still bored.
I got off after 2.5 miles and hoofed it upstairs to finished on the indoor track.
YOU GUYS!!! Indoor track > Treadmill (at least to me). It was so much more fun.
I really need to run the track more often. I thought I’d feel like a hamster on a wheel (it takes 12 laps to run a mile) but it wasn’t bad at all.
Do you feel like a running ninja if you wear all black? I do.
See? Ninja! <— (I had fun reading this flashback post of when Megan and I ran 20 miles in preparation of our first marathon. 2009 seems so far away.)
So, in total, I ran 5.0 miles today. Which felt pretty good considering how mentally tough it felt.
On the way off the track, I spotted this fun track workout. Looks super challenging.
Let me know if you give it a try – I want to test it out soon, too!
So – any treadmill fans out there? What about indoor track addicts? And I’m sure there’s at least one or two running ninjas….
Ugh I hate the treadmill and will avoid it all costs. I’ll be in the middle of Ironman 70.3 training when we go to Mexico for 5 days and I’m already dreading the thought of having to run on a treadmill to get in my workouts as we’re concerned about safety down there. I’ve never heard the term “ear bug” before, makese sense though.