Warcraft Workout: Jogging in a Virtual World

The other day I was running on the treadmill and I let my son run my character around Elwynn forest for a little while and it hit me.

What if I could rig up some way to turn my character while running on the treadmill? Then I could zoom into 1st person mode and hit autorun. I'd actually be RUNNING IN THE GAME!

I could actually see how many miles it is from Menethil Harbor to Ironforge (a run all new Night Elves were required to do back in Vanilla Wow).

I think I can rig this up with my Macbook and my new magic mouse. There are many utilities out there that will re-map right and left click to a certain function. You can even save these as a different configs for different applications. I can easily map them to the "A" and "D" keys. I can then hold my mouse in my hand while running. This could be done with any corded mouse as well but it wouldn't be near as cool.

If the plan comes to reality I will certainly re-post here with updates.

*update* DarwinRemote works perfectly in this capacity. Makes me glad to have a mac. I'll post a setup of the rig when I get it working.