Make Running Fun!

Running is my absolute favorite exercise. There is just something about running that boost my energy. It’s such a rush! Now, I know that a lot of people don’t find running as awesome as I do, but it’s important to realize that running has so many benefits.

The Benefits of RunningRunning

  • Boost your mood
  • Lower risk of breast cancer
  •  Lower risk of stroke
  • Recommended exercise for people with diabetes
  • Helps reduce cholesterol
  •  Helps reduce high blood pressure
  • Aids in weight loss
  •  Relieves Stress

My advice to you:  Put this exercise into your work out regimen. However, running can get a bit boring, even for me. After multiple runs, I have accidentally came up with ways to make running  even more fun!

1. GO ON A SCENIC ROUTE-  Running through scenic places makes the run more interesting. It takes the focus off of running and places the focus on nature around you. This alternate focus will lead to a longer run, which means more calories burned. It’s  site seeing while burning calories at the same time. What better than that? I tend to stray away from running on tracks and treadmills. Nothing against them, but I just can’t stand being locked into one place.

2. RACE STRANGERS- One day while I was stretching I saw this guy running that was in pretty good shape. I hadn’t decided on which route to take so I decided to follow him. Creepy right? LOL We were on opposite ends of the street so I don’t think he noticed. Anyways, I kept up with him, and ended up running faster than I anticipated. I soon realized he was running to the White House so I made sure I beat him there. He never knew we were racing, but it sure added a spark to my daily run.

3. RUN YOUR ERRANDS (LITERALLY)- Do you ever feel like there’s not enough time in the day. How can I go grocery shopping, pick up some new pants, and get a work out in. Well easy, run there. Instead of spending money on the metro, I run to most of my destinations. For example I would run to Urban Outfitters to catch a sale, then to Whole Foods to pick up some groceries and walk back with my items. This is an easy way to kill two birds in one stone.

4. TAKE A NEW ROUTE- I love discovering new things when I run. For awhile I would take  specific routes for my daily runs. Except one day I decide to turn down a street that looked interesting. I ended up running into a Whole Foods, my favorite store. I had no clue it was even there. I also ran into a farmers market along the way too! So take a new route. You’ll never know what you’ll find.

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A new trail I discovered running in Georgetown.

-FittyFattys

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2 Comments

  • Reply missesmalone October 16, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Awww thanks Hil for the support I really appreciate it.

  • Reply Hilary October 15, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Love this site Tiff!! Great Tips from a even greater role model

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