In this edition of Get It Up, I don't want to focus on duration, but rather distance. Next time you hop on the treadmill or elliptical, forget about the timer and focus on the miles. Aim to do three miles — just shy of a 5K — of whatever it is you are doing. Depending on your fitness level and machine, this could vary time wise. As a guideline, if you are jogging 6 miles per hour, that's a ten minute mile and three miles should take you about 30 minutes without a warm up and cool down. Just remember that even though you're not paying attention to time does not mean you shouldn't push yourself to really do your best.
If you try it out, I'd love to hear how long it took you to do your three miles and which machine you did it on. Enjoy!