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Run of the mill

india Updated: Aug 04, 2010 23:46 IST

You look a little flushed, have you been running or something?

I have been working out and not just any ordinary workout, mind you, but on the new state-of-the-art treadmills rented for the Commonwealth Games.

Are they really worth the gadzillions being splashed out on them?

Are you kidding me? I’ve never seen such results on the many treadmills I’ve trodden.

Really? What are these?

Well, for a start, I seem to be able to notch up over 10 kilometres in the first 10 minutes, something I could not do earlier and I also seem to be able to function at a pulse rate of over 250 from the word go.

Are you sure this machine is not malfunctioning? I don’t think even Usain Bolt could manage this pace.

Are you feeling just a teensy bit envious? I have the certification of the Commonwealth Games committee on the efficacy of this machine.

What other features does this treadmill have?

I forgot to tell you, I don’t need to have a shower after my workout because I get a cool jet of water through a leak in the roof straight onto the machine even as I am on it.

This sounds alarming to me.

After this gruelling bout, I leap nimbly across the debris outside and bob’s your uncle, I am in better shape than ever.

Do say: Let’s give people a run for their money.

Don’t say: Don’t run off at the mouth so much.