A 30-Minute Treadmill Run Chronicled by GIFs

Molly Hurford
by Molly Hurford
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A 30-Minute Treadmill Run Chronicled by GIFs

Time on the treadmill is often a lot like a meditation session gone wrong: You can’t stop thinking, you can’t stop wondering exactly how many seconds it’s been and you can’t help wondering why it feels like it will never end.

Some runs are better than others, of course, but take a look below — I can guarantee you’ve had at least one of these thoughts!

0:10 — Let’s do this! I don’t need to start at 2 mph. Crank it up!

Frustrated Will Ferrell GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

0:03 — 7 mph. I got this. I could do this all day.

Go Go Go Running GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

1:00 — Crank it up to 8, I’m feeling fantastic!

Sylvester Stallone Running GIF by Rocky - Find & Share on GIPHY

2:07 — OK, maybe down to 7.5 now that I’ve finished that first 20 minutes at record pace. *Looks at clock* Oh.

Amy Poehler Pain GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

5:00 — Why is there no good TV? I guess I’ll *have* to watch another “Real Housewives” episode.

Real Housewives Drinking GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

7:00 — Running is dumb and I hate it.

6X13 GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

9:00 — Endorphin rush! I am Wonder Woman. I love running!

Run Running GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

11:00 — Oh, I love this song!

Taylor Treadmill GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

12:00 — That woman next to me is going faster. Must. Speed. Up.

Dog Running GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

14:00 — The 1,000-yard stare doesn’t really work when you’re looking at a wall.

Staring Jon Hamm GIF by NETFLIX - Find & Share on GIPHY

16:00 — So. Thirsty. Would the guy next to me notice if I borrowed his water?

Beer Bottle GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

20:00 — I can’t possibly keep going for another 10 minutes.

Parks And Recreation Running GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

23:00 — You know what might make this better? Wine.

Adult Trolls GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

25:00 — Second endorphin rush — treadmills are the best!

31:00 — Done! Definitely earned that post-run pizza.

Eat Jennifer Lawrence GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY


About the Author

Molly Hurford
Molly Hurford

Molly is an outdoor adventurer and professional nomad obsessed with all things running, nutrition, cycling and movement-related. When not outside, she’s writing and podcasting about being outside, training and health. You can follow along with her adventures on Instagram at @mollyjhurford.


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