It has been crazy weather lately here! Once it is freezing cold like in Russian movie, the other day it is raining. I can deal with the cold, you just have to put on one more layer. On the other hand, there is no way to compensate for lack of sunshine. Therefore, I am glad to stay in and get on the treadmill – spinning bike. It is also a good option for a cross training during snowless winter if you are a runner, not that I am a serious one 🙂

Anyway, if you decide to step on a threadmill it is hard to get the work done and stay there for that one hour. I would say, even on a bad day I find finishing my long run outside easier than surviving one hour of spinning. Luckily, I can always count on my secret weapon – great playlist. I have a peculiar taste in music – anything rhythmic, funny, or singable would do. So about 80% of my playlist is from the last century. I can be also very loyal to one single song for quite some time if I truly adore it. My roomates used to distinguish months in a year by titles of songs I have been listening to at that time. However, living with my parents (its a recent and temporary thing – one last hooray before becoming a real person :), I do not get to put on my headphones and dance my way through the days as I used to when living alone. So, I have been using the threadmill workouts to make up for lost time. The moat recent favourite would be Keira Knightly – Tell me if you wanna go home [youtube link here]. At first, I did not like it much. Then, I have heard it for second and third time, by the fifth time, I was all over it.  I guess, it is a very good thing that we have the spinning bike at home – otherwise I would be getting plenty of weird looks. Some people say it is depressing to work out on treadmill alone but as for me, I cannot imagine a better company than my iPod. So, if you are thinking of starting your own private dance party, try it on the treadmill next time. Your time will fly by and you will be sorry your hour is already up!

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