The Convenience of a Treadmill

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The Convenience of a Treadmill

By J. Maki

I am busy. But so is everybody else. 

I am convinced, with every passing year, that busy is a relative term and that I am no more busy than you. There are 24 hours in a day, or 1440 minutes, that we all have access to. The difference is in how we use them. When this is understood and accepted, the focus can then shift to how we spend the hours we are allocated each day.

The beauty of treadmill for me has been in the convenience. As a runner and multiple marathon completed, my primary source of training has been outdoors, and that is still my primary method of training. However, as a father of three with a career and many other responsibilities, finding the time to be away from my home or my job for 2-3 hours for long runs just isn’t feasible. With my treadmill, I can accommodate by waking up at 3 or 4 am to get in a 10-20+ mile run and still have time for my family and work.

I’m not advocating everyone wake up that early but I want to emphasize the flexibility and convenience a treadmill can bring to you. While. Treadmill can never replace running or walking outdoors, it can be a game-changer when it comes to utilizing your time in the most efficient way possible. With a treadmill, you do what is best for you, based on your schedule, and the best pet about it is you can get up out of bed in your pajama and jump right into your workout. This convenience can not be overvalued. 

A treadmill eliminates excuses and adapts to you and your unique schedule. 

I encourage each of you to find a treadmill that meets your goals and make the investment. Your health and well-being will thank you for it. 

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