1. The treadmill is there for you: you are not there for the treadmill. Don’t let it consume you.
2. Trials and tribulations are like putting the treadmill on an incline. These moments will be painful, but your butt will thank you later for the awesome shape it’s in. (Note: insert “soul” in place of “butt” to make this sound more intellectual).
3. If you don’t get off the treadmill once in awhile you’re going to get a serious cramp. Vacations prevent cramps. In addition, your cramps impact everyone in the gym of life - so don’t be selfish and work yourself into painful spasms that cause you to disrupt the world with your annoying screams. You really do need a rest once in awhile.
4. Take time to think about where you are and where you’re going. The treadmill doesn’t actually move. It’s a process and not a destination, so slow down. You won’t get there any faster than the guy on the treadmill next to you - running faster will only shorten your time.
5. Cross training makes you a better person. Try something new once in awhile.
Like exercise, life is something that you shouldn’t just talk about. Get out there and live it.