Treadmills are acceptable in certain situations. Like this evening, as I'm chaperoning high school students on an overnight trip so I used the hotel's treadmill while keeping an eye on things. And there are parents who need to be home with their kids and the treadmill is a great solution. And there's also... there's.... well, I'm sure there might be a few more very good reasons, but I can't think of them.
I pretty much hated every step on that dang thing, as I always do. I felt like a stupid hamster. Sure, I run for the exercise and I love to compete, but I also love being able to explore new areas, check out nature and just simply be outside. Treadmills are dumb.
That all being said, grateful all the same to get in a second run.
Ran 5.0 miles @ 7:45/mile pace.
Some sort of rubberized belt.
Climate controlled 70 degrees.
Brooks Mach 13, shorts, sleeveless shirt.