I get bored easily. So I like to run different routes:
I run on the track if I am injured because the track is easy on the feet. Also it is close to where I work so I run there when I have to squeeze in a quick run during lunch. It is also good for speed workouts.
I work in the city. So when I run after work, that’s where I usually do it if I don’t feel like driving. The downside is the traffic and having to stop at lights and in the winter, the icy sidewalks. In the town where I live, it is the same. I do my long runs or early runs there because it is convenient not to have to drive somewhere.
I love to run in the park. I can run to Washington Park or it’s a short drive. I love the flowers in the spring and summer and the leaves in the fall. There are hills so that is either good or bad. I like the Crossings also but I don’t go there often because I have to drive, and there is a lot of traffic getting there.
I am not much of a trail runner. But there is a rail trail not far from where I live. It is 4 miles out and back (and they plan to extend it.) Again, it is easier on the feet. There is no traffic so an easy out and back route. I also enjoy the foliage of the different seasons on the trail. I run on it frequently. Occasionally I have run on the fitness trail but I find the exercise stops distracting.
I hate the treadmill. But I run on it when it is raining or too icy to run outside.
For any run longer than 5 miles, I love to run on the bike paths. They are flat and there are no cars. There are usually bikers, runners, and people around. The scenery along the river is beautiful. Unfortunate in a winter like this past one, they were not cleared of snow.
Nope, not lucky enough to live near the ocean but if I did, I would be running there most of the time.
But as soon as summer comes, you will see more pictures like this when I am running.
Happy Running! Where do you run?