I'm leaving for the gym at 4:30 today. I LOVE the using the eliptical machine! It's my reading time. Most take their MP3 player, but I find this to be prime reading time. Sometimes I work out next to a talker. I find that it does make the time go faster, but I am sad at the loss of my reading time. It's not that I'm unsocial. It's the same way when I'm flying. I just want to read. Is that too much to ask?!