People frequently ask me how I can run on the treadmill? They can only imagine the torture of running in one place...the boredom, the monotony! Well, I have a two word answer for those questioners: Reality TV!
Plus surround sound, a cup holder, and a fan blowing on my face!
I went years without watching anything on TV besides Little Bear and Dragon Tales. During the normal course of my day and night, there is just no time in my schedule for TV viewing. When I first began running on our treadmilll, I did not even watch the TV, but I listened to music on my iPod. Looking at the TV screen while running made me a little uneasy. Also, at 5:30 in the morning, all that is usually on TV is the news, and I did not care to watch the news for an hour or two. So, about a year ago or so Jimmy bought a DVR for our treadmill TV, and it totally changed my treadmill running experience! I began recording shows to watch, and now I actually look forward to running on the treadmill. This morning I watched The Biggest Loser finale. Go Danny! I was so happy for him! This is the first season of The Biggest Loser that I have ever watched. I viewed every episode, and it was very inspiring to run while watching that show! Other shows that I record and watch include 18 Kids and Counting (The Duggar Family), Jon and Kate Plus Eight (now over), and The Singing Bee. Now that The Biggest Loser is over, I plan to record a new show beginning next week, The Sing Off. A huge plus to watching recorded shows is the ability to skip the commercials!
I am so grateful that Jimmy desires to be physically fit, and that he has spent so much time and effort in creating us a super home gym. It truly is a blessing.