While peddling away on that stationary bicycle, I got to looking around at my fellow exercisers...
There were people reading news papers, books, and electronic books. Most everyone had ear phones that were attached to a multitude of electronic devices. Very few were just staring out into space.
A few were using FM radios to tune into one of the many TV monitors.
Nothing much of interest to me... given the stations they tune into. Can you believe this morning they were tuned into basketball instead of the NASCAR race?
Most people are tuned into some kind of music. Keeping ones mind focused on music or TV or a good book sure makes the time go faster.
Before you know it that 30 minutes on the elliptical machine is up and finished. I like that.
I got one of those i-something or other thingies... You can load up a 1000 of your favorite tunes. Free if you just load them from your CD collection.... about $1.30 per song if you buy the song on line. The faster songs make the workout go faster... so you can guess what I listen to.