March 3, 2007 7:50 PM Subscribe
When I run, my mind gets left out...
posted by god particle to sports, hobbies, & recreation (17 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Generally when I am doing some sort of monotonous exercise, such as running, I get really bored. Sometimes I'll go into "the zone" and the workout will breeze by, but other times, it feels like its dragging on. I find that music doesn't help. On road runs, the scenery sometimes helps to keep my head occupied, but on the track (where I run more often), there's nothing to entertain me. Are there any sort of games I can play in my head to fend off boredom and maybe give my brain a good workout too? I'm basically looking for anything that can distract my thought processes to facilitate a "zoning out" or at least help make the time pass by quicker.