I took him for a nice little 4 mile test run this morning and I have to say that I'm very pleased. At first I was concerned that with a treadmill at home I might be tempted to never venture out with the stroller again but rest assured, that will not be the case. As exciting as it is to stare at the drywall in our garage (I need to do some decorating, kind of like they do for fish tanks, so that I can feel like I'm running somewhere) for miles on end, it leaves a little bit to be desired. It will be lovely and quite convenient to be able to run any time during the day but no amount of treadmill running can ever replace the therapy that comes from running outdoors... I will definitely still work in some outside running time, with the stroller and by myself. On those days where I can't or don't head out doors though, it will sure be nice to still be able to run.
I do see that the treadmill could become a problem though, as in I might be come even more addicted to running... "Ooh, the kids are napping, maybe just a quick couple of miles... Hmm, I could get this laundry folded or I could hop on for a quick run... I'm freezing, I could do some housework to get warm (that was always my mom's suggestion, when I was little) or I could go for a run!" Yeah, Stanley and I are going to be spending a lot of time together.