Didn’t get a WWDC Ticket? Buy a Treadmill.

I’m sorry to hear you didn’t get a WWDC ticket. (I didn’t get one either).

But look at it this way:  even if you’re still planning to go to San Francisco for the week, that’s $1,599 that you won’t be spending on the conference ticket.

It’s hard to watch all the WWDC videos.  It’s a ton of content, and it’s all going to be available for you to watch starting with the live-streamed keynote, and then, if last year’s pattern is any indication, within about 24 hours the sessions will start to appear. There will be probably around 100 hours worth of video to watch.

It’s hard to find time to watch all these videos.

You know what else it’s hard to find time to do?  Exercise.

I have a hard time with exercise, because it feels like wasted time. I’d rather be working on code than cardio, and I think there are a lot of us who feel the same way.

But watching WWDC videos and working out go together excellently. So here’s the plan:

Buy yourself a treadmill. I don’t want to get into recommendations because I’m no expert, but I bought a LiveStrong 13.0T treadmill from Canadian Tire for about $1200 last year, and I’ve been pretty happy with it.

Three or four times a week, watch a WWDC session video while you’re on the treadmill.

I find the treadmill / WWDC combo is motivating. It gets me working out, and it helps me watch all the WWDC videos that I wouldn’t otherwise make time for.