Washington Post’s history of the treadmill

8 Feb

Sunday’s Washington Post tells the story of the treadmill. Fifty million Americans uses treadmills, but I was surprised that so many seem to hate it.

As the weather turns colder, Jen Forman will do what she’s always done to get her runs in: She’ll go to her treadmill in her home, press start and run until she’s done.

And she will hate every moment of it.

I think treadmill time is a great opportunity to learn. I use it to practice foreign languages and listen to podcasts.

3 Responses to “Washington Post’s history of the treadmill”

  1. Enrique Guerra-Pujol February 8, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

    Seen from one perspective, treadmills are an absurd contrivance, like those spinning wheels in hamster cages.

    • Kathy H February 9, 2017 at 8:57 am #


    • jecgenovese February 9, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

      I wonder if hamsters have good cardio-vascular fitness.

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