Well, the news is only confirming what we all know…treadmills can be a great way to exercise!

Sharon Gayter, 48, ran a total of 517.3 miles on a treadmill in just seven days, eclipsing the old world record. This really puts to rest the idea that in order to run long distances one must be outside.

Most people usually say they can only run on a treadmill for 30 minutes and then they get bored. They feel they need to be outside in order to exercise for extended periods.

It just isn’t true. Lots of people go months where they can’t even go outside for very long due to extreme weather. They must rely on a treadmill if they are to run any miles at all. Should they limit themselves to 30 minutes?

No, they shouldn’t, and neither should you. Now it is true this new record was set on a commercial treadmill and not a regular home machine like a NordicTrack treadmill or something. That doesn’t mean a NordicTrack can’t take this kind of use; it definitely can. But many residential machines don’t do well with extended use, so all the more reason to choose your treadmill carefully.

We applaud Sharon and her efforts to bring attention to the fact that you can run a lot of miles on a treadmill and you don’t have to go outdoors to get a good, long workout.