The Best Things to Watch on the Treadmill

The only person who truly loves the treadmill is Carl T. Mill, inventor of the first treadmill. Any runner you see on a treadmill has been sentenced to seemingly infinite time on the contraption due to extreme weather, their schedule or some other unfortunate, unforeseen turn of events.

It's nicknamed the "dreadmill" for a reason. Pounding out a few miles with nothing to look at but slowly-climbing digital numbers isn't my idea of a good time. But it doesn't have to be boring! There are plenty of awesome ways to distract yourself that don't include guesstimating how long it will take that drop of sweat on your nose to finally drip off.

If you find the right show, the miles will fly by—and you'll be all current with your pop culture—in what feels like no time. Need a suggestion or eight?

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Monica Olivas started blogging seven years ago to document her weight loss journey and training for her first marathon at RunEatRepeat.com. Since then she’s conquered the half marathon and marathon (actually dozens of them!) and lost 20 pounds.Today she shares running,travel and lifestyle tips, reviews, recipes and random musings about life, liberty and the pursuit of fitness on her site, Run Eat Repeat.
Monica Olivas started blogging seven years ago to document her weight loss journey and training for her first marathon at RunEatRepeat.com. Since then she’s conquered the half marathon and marathon (actually dozens of them!) and lost 20 pounds.Today she shares running,travel and lifestyle tips, reviews, recipes and random musings about life, liberty and the pursuit of fitness on her site, Run Eat Repeat.

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