So the windchill was below zero all day, winds were gusting up to 40 mph and there was snow blowing all over the place. So needless to say, I chose to run on the dreadmill tonight.
I've been dreading this workout all day, knowing from the time I looked at the weather report this morning that I wasn't going to be running outside. Nine miles on the mill. Ugh.
But on the way home, a thought occurred to me. I have this pretty new Kindle Fire and I can watch video on it! I thought, hey I can watch some TV shows or a movie while I run! And so I did, and let me tell you, 9 miles never went by quicker on the treadmill than they did tonight. What a revelation! Not boring at all! The only downside was that I couldn't hear that well over the sound of the treadmill running, but I got the gist of it, so all was well. I was very pleased and my run wasn't nearly as miserable as I had been anticipating.
Using the Kindle Fire to avoid the misery and boredom of the treadmill makes that purchase way worth it!