Mind over Matter: Treadmill Miles
Mind over Matter, my thoughts Saturday morning after I ran 4 miles on the treadmill. As a marathoner and to some of you reading this 4 miles doesn’t sound major. Exactly!! Normally I reserve Saturday for my long run (10 miles or more), but with the temperature at 19 degrees and with the wind chills it was actually more like 4 degrees, per the weather reports. I decided to take my run indoors even though, I’m used to running in the cold. ~ I completed four miles indoors and I felt great. 🙂
Also, I must share that normally when I run on the treadmill, it’s more like a ten minute warm up or speed workout followed by an upper body workout or a leg workout and then back on for another ten minutes then another round of strength training and then if I want a little more cardio, I’ll finish up for another ten minutes to get 3 plus miles.
On this day, I was focused to get 4 miles in on the treadmill. Thanks to the TV screens in the gym, I was able to watch sports on one channel and the weather on the other screen. I didn’t have earplugs on so, I read the screen which kept me busy and a little people watching passed the time. LOL!
A few tips to share for you if you are like me and prefer to run outdoors.
Tip 1: Set a Goal: My goal was to get at least 4 miles completed on the treadmill.
Tip 2: Share your goal with a friend. ~ In my case, I called Kendra my friend and business partner to tell her my plans, so that I was held accountable.
Tip 3: Stay focused on your goal: At one point, I thought about just doing one mile and then an upper body workout, but I decided to stay focused on my goal.
Tip 4: Make it happen! You set your goal and shared it with your accountability partner, so stay focused and make it happen.
Tip 5: Take advantage of a few distractions. If you are like me and don’t listen to music outdoors, try something different indoors. Perhaps bring your headsets to listen to music or the TV to pass the time in a safe atmosphere or read the words on the screen and people watch.
Tip 6: Set a new goal and repeat steps 2 – 6. ~ My next goal for my indoor workout is 5 miles and I plan to increase my run by 1 mile each week.
*Please share your treadmill tips. I would love to hear them, especially during the cold winter days as we count down to spring.