10 Thoughts You Have While Running on a Treadmill

Treadmill (See also Dreadmill): Awful terrible torture device that makes you question your life choices.

Call me dramatic but I can't stand running on a treadmill. I hate it. I really seriously hate it. I don't care what you say, nothing will ever help me get over my disdain for that machine. If you, like me, want to light the treadmill on fire...here are 10 thoughts you have while running on a treadmill:

1. "YES! Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is on! NOOOOOOOOO! It's that terrible show Vanderpump Rules! Now what am I going to distract myself with!"

2. "1 mile warmup. I can run 1 mile in my sleep."

3. "Seriously? 1/4 of a mile? How is that possible?! I feel like I've been on here for an hour. Alright I'm just going to put this towel over the screen."

4. "3/4 OF A MILE!? Impossible. I'm not even done with my warmup!"

5. "1 mile, FINALLY! Time for some speed work. This will make the time fly by!"

lets do it

6. "OH MY GOD! Why am I so sweaty! DAMNIT! I dropped my towel! Maybe that cute guy will pick it up for me...Nope. Or he can just walk away..."

7. Psh, I am going so much faster than the person next to me. You think you can run faster than me? Are they seriously trying to race me?! They are definitely racing me! Eat my dust!"

8. "OHMYGOD OHMYGOD OHMYGOD OHMYGOD OHMYGOD. This person must be a robot! Oh thank God they are slowing down! Holy smokes, almost done. WHAT! I'VE ONLY RUN 2 MILES!? HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE! THIS MACHINE IS BROKEN!"

9. "2 more miles, 2 more miles, 2 more miles. Dig deep! Suck it up!"

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10. "I"M DONE! I'M DONE!" But then the treadmill was like:

are you crying

And I was like:

And the treadmill was like:

oh brother

But I was like...

you mock my pain

And it was like...

And I was like...

And the treadmill was like...

Dear treadmill....I hate you. I hate that you make me run in place, I hate that it's so hot in the gym, I hate that I am always afraid of falling off you, and I hate that there is never anything on TV when I run. Running inside is not my cup of tea. Click Here to check out 3 treadmill workouts if you can't stand running on a treadmill.  It helps, it really does. Until tomorrow, #RunSelfieRepeat. 


Kelly Roberts

It all started when a silly joke made headlines back in 2014 when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the New York City Half Marathon. But ironically enough, I haven't always been a runner. As the self-proclaimed former President of the "I f*cking hate running club", I spent most of my life finding ways to avoid physical activity. Growing up, I missed over 70 days of PE my senior year. Working out was something I thought I had to suffer through in order to lose weight. 

Then, in 2009, my younger brother passed away unexpectedly and struggling to manage my grief, I gained more than 75 pounds. With the weight gain came a new fight to regain my sense of self and learn to love the body I saw when I looked in the mirror. Then one Thanksgiving morning, drowning in grief and self doubt, I decided to go for a run. I didn't make it half way down my street before I had to stop to walk but for some reason, struggling forward made more sense than getting back into bed. It turns out that running is a lot like grief, neither ever really get easier, you just get stronger. 

Over time, I realized that while some people are in fact born runners, others are made. I created this blog Run, Selfie, Repeat and my new podcast by the same name with the hopes to inspire others to say yes to themselves while making them laugh hysterically because laughing, in my opinion, is the solution to everything. 

Named by Women's Running as one of twenty women who are changing the sport of running and by Competitor Magazine as one of 12 Influential and inspiring runners under 30, my mission is to inspire others to get embrace a healthy lifestyle and pursue the strongest version of themselves possible.