When it's too hot outside, a treadmill workout inside is one way to keep moving. But if you're finding the view boring, then you might want to use scenic treadmill videos for a little virtual reality of walking and hiking in a beautiful place. I got a review copy of Trek Ireland, filmed walking and hiking trails on Glendalough, County Wicklow. You get 117 minutes of walking through forest, by waterfalls and lakes and an ancient monastic village. All of it has natural sounds as well as the sights. It was serene and relaxing.
I personally prefer the scenery, drama and excitement of watching the Tour de France, which comes to a close this weekend. Three weeks of gorgeous countryside, chateaus, castles, villages and mountains. If you find July weather to be a grind and need treadmill scenery, set your sights on watching the Tour on cable or via online video.
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