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9 thoughts you have while running on a treadmill

We get it, running on a treadmill can be boring

If you have ever run on the treadmill or ‘d-readmill’, as some runners call it, it is a tough thing to master. Running on the treadmill is not the same as running outside, obviously. But sometimes running five minutes on a treadmill feels equivalent to 30 minutes outdoors. Treadmills can take all of the glam and luxury out of running, leaving you with just your thoughts. Logging miles on a treadmill can be boring unless you have found a rhythm or technique to pass the time by.

Here are nine thoughts runners have while using a treadmill.

At least I can get some traction on this thing

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I wonder if I am running faster than the person next to me

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How can I drink water without stopping?

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How have I only been running for one minute?

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I am way too warm, I need A/C or a fan

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Why can’t I seem to get this TV to work

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Ok, I’ve reached one kilometre

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Oh, what does this button do?

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Ok, let’s pick up the pace a bit

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