If life were like the cover of a fitness magazine, we would always run alongside breathtaking mountains or into a tropical sunset (and we’d look really hot while doing it). The truth is we need to get our runs in when we can, which often requires running the same routes close to home or, worse, staring at our basement wall while we cram it in on the treadmill.
Yes, I’ve written about how much running means to me, how much it defines me, how much I love it! But lately, despite living in a place with amazing trails and a beautiful lakeshore, I’m bored. Here’s the problem. I have precisely one day a week when I can afford the time required to drive somewhere to run. The rest of the days it’s the treadmill or cul-de-sac. So, how am I supposed to keep the love affair alive when I’m pounding the same pavement day after day? Read more >>