How never to be bored (even on a treadmill!) …

runningI am rarely bored. And in all honesty, I don’t quite get how anyone can be. Not really. I mean how can anyone be bored when we – the human race as a collective – are blessed with imagination and the ability to dream?

Case in point, I hate running on treadmills. (And believe me, hate is not a word I throw around lightly.) If you’re a hardcore runner, like the U.S. Postal Service kind of runner (you know, you don’t let wind, rain, sleet or snow stop you) then you undoubtedly agree with me and you too probably think running on a treadmill sucks because it so very, very, very boring. Fortunately for me though, I have become a card carrying member of Roosevelt’s, “If you build it they will come,” club. Meaning, IF I think it, IF I can picture it … then it will be. Get it? And when I am on a treadmill for sixty some odd minutes the ONLY thing that makes the minutes palatable is that I have an enviable ability to pretend I am somewhere other than where I actually am. Yes, I day dream – a lot. And this morning, rather than play myself, I donned the role of a five-minute miler hot on the trail of a first place finish at Boston. I mean why not?

If you had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted, One moment,
Would you capture it or just let it slip? ~ Eminem

And so, I ran … and I ran … and I caught that lady in front of me, passed her, and stood on my own little podium of accomplishment. That’s the great thing about daydreams – they can help you achieve your goals. And imagination – be it conscious or not – can place you in the exact spot you need to be in order to make your dreams reality, whatever they may be.

So dream – dream whenever you can and make them awesome. Build those castles in the sky and then take the stairs that will get you there, even if it’s one small step at a time. And I promise, you won’t be bored along the way. Life is awesome – go live it! And don’t be afraid to use your imagination – you might just surprise yourself and will something great to happen.

And remember Rabbit … you can do anything you set your mind to.

Today’s post inspired The Daily Prompt: YAWN! “What bores you?”



  1. Love running to eminem… the chorus to that song just pulses adrenaline through your veins..
    Lose yourself in the music, the moment, ya betta never let it go
    You only got one shot, do not miss your chance to blow 'cause opportunity comes one in a life time…
    Chills just typing it.
    Ready for the treadmill again.

  2. I do the elliptical every morning at 8:00 am…(in horrible shape that elliptical I might add haha)…and I always ALWAYS imagine I'm in Australia for about twenty minutes :)
    I'm imagining it for now but one day I'll be at the beautiful country…I remind myself that I've made that promise to myself. That I will go to Australia to meet my sister.

  3. I must be overly distracted when I am on the treadmill. It usually goes like this:
    HGTV is on the TV, I have music in my ears and I am mentally planning my to-do lists,etc. Anything to take away the focus off running and not going anywhere! But it is worth it, because I can then better focus on what I need to accomplish next. thanks for sharing, I totally agree 100%.

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