Friday, 28 February 2014

The treadmill isn't just for running...

…or walking.

I mean, obviously it’s great for BOTH of those things—and during the winter, it’s where I do most of my training for track and field.

But the other day, an author by the name of Arthur Slade came into our class and talked about how he WRITES while he’s on his treadmill. 

He’s customized his machine so he can walk and type at The. Same. Time. #mindblown

Of course, I’m not that talented (yet), and building a treadmill-table might be beyond my Dad’s basic carpentry skills, BUT, I figured out what I CAN do on the treadmill, besides training.

I can THINK.

In fact, I can brainstorm story ideas, character profiles, settings and plot points. I can work through story snags, or even (I can’t believe I am saying this) think about homework problems and come up with solutions. In fact, brainstorming may be the single best way for me to avoid the boring treadmill workout while I wait for Spring, because, everyone knows it’s so much prettier to run outside. Don’t you agree?

Gotta jet!

— Chase Superman Duffy

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