I spent my lunch hour one day this week looking at gyms. I am having to change gyms and so I have been shopping around. I don’t really enjoy the gym. I like what is does for me but I get no joy out of going. Watching others working out yesterday reminded me of why. I was watching those on treadmills, stationary bikes and all the machines that go nowhere and it reminded me of why I love to run outside.
I know what treadmills are for and how they are used but I began to think last night about how they can become reality for so many people. How many people spend all of their time running and going as fast as they can and yet go nowhere. The is plenty of action and plenty of motion but all their time is spent going around and around. As I ran outside yesterday and felt the same freedom as I always do it gave me time to think about. The vastness of the sky and clouds and the challenge of the hills and temps are all a part of it. More than anything I know I am moving forward. I can see progress.
That always presents a big challenge with a treadmill, you are working hard but you see no movement. That gave me some good think time during my run yesterday to look at areas in my life where I am working hard but not moving forward. What do I need to do in those areas to get off the mill and start moving forward?
Just a little running thought.