The cooling hats helped out a lot

I had trouble even running a single mile in the beginning, but the more we practiced, the easier it all became.

When my cousins started talking about a marathon that was coming up, I couldn’t believe they all wanted to get in on this. I never was the best runner and I knew I wasn’t in shape for this, but they had a plan to get us all in shape. My cousin Tony has his own home gym with zoned heating and cooling for customized temperature control settings. Normally, he uses the HVAC system to remain comfortable while he is working out, but in this case, we had to test our comfort levels. We knew that the marathon was going to be in the summer and it was going to be miserably hot while we were running. We had to get used to running in overheated conditions. So imagine how unbearable it was running on treadmills together in his basement with the heating system cranked up! Oh, it was miserable and we were all sweating profusely. I had trouble even running a single mile in the beginning, but the more we practiced, the easier it all became. Eventually when we got closer to the marathon date, I was able to run seemingly forever without getting too tired, and that was with the heating system working on a hot day! Well, on the day of the marathon, my parents decided to get us special presents. They said they didn’t want us to be too overheated, so they got us cooling hats. These are hats that you dip in water to provide cooling for hours and they reflect the sun rays for extra cooling. We all ran the marathon faster than we thought we could manage!

Hot water boiler