Sure, I can still do yoga and lift weights in the comfort of my own cozy home, but this girl likes to run! So, I caved. I got a gym membership. I tacked on to Serial's membership and took advantage of the new year specials (yep, they're still in effect) so it really didn't cost very much and we are certainly making the most if it.
Serial plays basketball there a few times a week and I mostly use the treadmills with a few yoga classes thrown in for good measure. I keep threatening to take a spin class, but I haven't cashed in on that one yet.
For the days that I use the treadmill, I've found that I am really easily bored while I run. Don't get me wrong, running is my jam. And if you give me an outdoor trail, I can zone out and just enjoy the process of running. I don't even use music most of the time.
But the treadmill? Eek, so boring. Each machine has a TV, which definitely helps, but even a Property Brothers marathon wouldn't keep my attention for a full hour. Thankfully, I've found that using intervals and incline variations makes the time go by much faster than simply running for an hour.
In case anyone else is in the same boat, I thought I would share one my my go-to routines. If you run faster than 6 mph, then you can just go faster during those intervals. Similarly, if you want more of a break in between the runs or if the inclines are too tough, you can adjust the walking speeds accordingly. The point is just to change up running with walking on an incline.