So I don’t know about you, but sometimes I have trouble with the treadmill. I get distracted easily and tend to run crooked. That is not a good thing when you are running on a moving machine. Luckily I have never actually fallen off a treadmill, but I’ve come close. I also get bored on these stationary runs, always looking at my time hoping it will go just a little bit faster. And it does not. Me and mister treadmill have a love/hate relationship.
I’d have to think that maybe the cardio cinema–think dark room at the gym with cardio equipment and a movie screen–is my solution to the boredom. However, I have been reluctant to use the treadmills in this room for fear of being too focused on the big movie screen in front of me. What if I am so distracted that I misstep and have a disaster? So yesterday since the gym was still so crowded at 7:30 pm (thanks to all the overachievers who still have not given up their new year’s resolutions) my option was to enter the world of the cardio cinema. Last night’s movie was Up in the Air and believe it or not it was a good movie to run along to. Not only is George Clooney a very handsome fellow to look at while working out, the scenes help too. As Clooney goes through the airport in a synchronized, organized, swift fashion I felt my strides begin to quicken. Then as the plane floats through the air (especially during the opening credits) my legs felt lighter underneath me.
So moral of the story–I did not fall off the treadmill; instead, I stayed on my feet, kept my speed up and did a strong 4.5 miles.