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!"

wining suck it up.gif

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

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.