Some days I can get on the treadmill and run, and it feels easy and comfortable and I enjoy it. Other days, I get on and it’s hard, and not comfortable, and I don’t so much want to be there. Today was one of the latter.
On days like that, I distract myself by counting down – metres on the treadmill, or tracks on my iPod. It’s not fun, but it keeps me moving until I reach my goal distance. It also keeps my brain active!
I count down in blocks of 500m, one fifth done, two fifths done – I get roughly one song per 500m. I count milestones – 1.25k, half way there; 1.8k, two thirds etc. As it gets harder, I count own the last 500m in tens, waiting to hit ‘Cool Down’ and be able to breathe normally again. I spent most of my run counting.
On days where it’s not fun, I find this keeps me going. What do you do to keep yourself moving?
Stats (between warm up and cool down): 2.5k, 18:34, 184 calories burned.
Treadmill playlist highlight: NIN – 1,000,000