Yes, I'm sorry, in advance.
This is probably going to be too long.
This is a bit of a RANT.
I've had this post burning in my brain ever since the day after my birthday.
That's when the emails started coming. I deleted a few. I replied to a few. Funny how after I sat and wasted my time writing back........ 3 of the 4 emails [magically] came back "undeliverable", "unknown email", " no recipient". Hmmmmmmmm.
Let me back up a bit.
As I'm sure 99.99% of you know.
I. love. my. treadmill.
LIKE - I looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove my treadmill. Ever since I set foot on one for my 24 hour treadmill run, I was sold.
I've trained on one EXCLUSIVELY for 2.5 years. It works for ME.
I often get awesome emails from people asking me:
* what brand of treadmill I run on
* what treadmill I had before I bought my Woodway
* what treadmill I would suggest in a certain price point, etc.
[Let me add I LOVE answering questions, especially treadmill questions, I welcome them.]
To which I do my usual reply......
"I had a NordicTrack Elite XT. I am NOT a fan of the company but the treadmill never did me wrong."
I also get a lot of people asking:
What does Woodway give you for all the plugs you send their way?
Ummmmmmmmm. Nada. Zilch. Zippo. Zero.
I have NO "paids". No sponsors. No kickbacks.
I love their product. I love the company. I love the employees I have spoken to.
I plug them because I believe in their product.
Which is WAY more than I can say for NordicTrack.
Now here's where I get a little feisty.
When people email [not comment but email] me and say:
"I'll take your 36 mile run seriously when you do it outside."
"It's easier on a treadmill"
"You could be a really great runner, if you trained outside"
There were two others that followed the same general subject.
So here are my replies, being that most emails bounced back:
"I did do that little 50 mile Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim run at the Grand Canyon [outside, on a trail] which I trained for on. my. treadmill.
Maybe a "great runner" isn't a 3:18 marathoner - but I'm happy with it.
I'll take your outside running a little more seriously when YOU run 36 on a treadmill."
Not sure how the Big Time Running Bloggers do it.
ShutUp + Run
I bow down to them. Seriously.
My skin is way too thin. Crap like this irritates me to no end.
If you hate the treadmill or "dreadmill"..... Sweet. Great. Awesome.
I'm not here trying to sway you to run on a moving rubber belt.
If you like the asphalt - awesome.
If you like dirt - sweet.
But seriously, to each their own.