Running boring? This will make your training less boring

running6I don’t think running is boring. I love it! Aldo I have to motivate myself sometimes to go for a run, I always feel good when I finish my run. Running is never boring, everyday is different. Do you feel bored when it comes to running? This will help you enjoy every run.

Run at new places
Take another route than you normally do. Or take the bus and run back. When you run at other places you will see new thing. New routes are good for your mind but also for your body. When you run the same rounds over and over again you can get injuries. And believe me, when you take the bus and you run home, you definitely have motivation to run!

Run together
It is fun to run together. Not only to complain about the long distance or to celebrate a new record but also to have a good chat. When you run together and you have enough energy to talk, (which is an exercise it self) you really get to know people. Last year I run a lot of kilometers with a good friend and we had all the time for good conversations. Nobody who wants to run with you? People can also join with a bike or you can take your dog with you.

Run with music
I prefer to run without music because I enjoy all the sound around me when I’m run. But a lot of people get motivation from music. Make a good playlist and change the playlist often. Make you playlist personal and really good. This will motivate you to go out for a run.

Give yourself a goal
Some people have the feeling that running doesn’t make sense without a goal. A goal can be simple, like 10km run. Or a 21km run in 2 hours. You can also join a competition. It doesn’t matter what your goal is, as long as it motivates you.

Do an other work out ones a week
Pick one day of the week to do something else. This can be a spinning class, bootcamp or swimming. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you like it. Doing an other work out once a week will motivate you for the rest of the week.

Enjoy everything you see when you run. See the little thing that make you happy, like the sunset or a beautiful sky. Every location and every moment of the day has his own beauty. When you see the beauty of the day you will enjoy every run!

With love, from Dublin..

15 thoughts on “Running boring? This will make your training less boring

  1. Why didn’t I think of the bus?! I have an excellent bus system that crisscrosses my City! Definitely going to use that advice to spice up my routes. Thanks 🙂

  2. Great tips!
    But for me they are not necessary at the moment because I just started with running 🙂

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