I know, I know - we've already discussed the treadmill ad nauseum. I love it, you hate it, and never the twain shall meet. But a couple months ago I offered some treadmill-spicing advice that was pretty well received. Maybe I can make it happen again.
Because I have thought of another way I consistently beat the potential boredom of the treadmill. It's nothing revolutionary; in fact, I didn't even invent it. The Dread Pirate Roberts did.
You've got to take your mind away.
But Westley never feels any of these small tortures, because he, quote, takes his mind away. He is not merely thinking about other things. He is daydreaming SO HARD that he is transported to another place entirely.
And so, when my music isn't pulling its distraction weight, I take my mind away. I'm not merely thinking about other things - I immerse myself wholly in a daydream. I only dedicate enough of my sense to running to keep myself moving properly. (Seriously, don't worry; your body knows what it's doing and will take care of you.) The rest of me is completely elsewhere. A really good daydream can propel me through countless miles.
Anyway, that's another one of my treadmill-conquering tips. How about you? Do you take yourself away when you run? Where do you go?
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