Not leaving the treadmill and AC to run a marathon

Anytime people find out that I run they push me to do marathons.

Since I run everyday after work for miles and miles, everyone thinks I want to do a competition like that.

First, I don’t do any outdoor running. I like the smooth terrain of a treadmill and the consistency in temperature. I know I am getting at least a 70 degree temperature in the gym no matter what. I like to get blasted with AC and I pick the treadmill right under the vent. I also have my water bottle within reach, run barefoot and I am not afraid to jump off and use the bathroom mid workout. Running outside is a whole new animal all together. You deal with dogs, potholes, traffic and creepy people on the street. You never can dress for the weather either. I am either sweating to death and missing air conditioning or I am freezing cold and just want to curl up by a heater. I also don’t see the point in a marathon. I know I could physically do it. I have run marathon times before and I am in shape. Why would I pay to run in the city when I can do it any day of the week? I don’t need to prove anything. I find it odd that people enjoy that. I would rather just go to my gym everyday to control my waistline. That is the only reason I run like I do. It is not like I enjoy running. I only do it to stay in shape.

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