Making Running Interesting
December 14, 2022
Jade Kerr

Recently, there have been many online movements attempting to educate people about the importance of good health and a stable lifestyle. In response to the fast food culture and work culture, people are advocating for others to be able to take out some time every day to exercise and to generally live an active lifestyle. One of the main ways to be active is to go on a run regularly, especially because it’s one form of exercise that engages muscles in different parts of our body, addressing different muscle groups. However, going for a run can, unfortunately, be very boring for a lot of people who aren’t used to regular exercise. There are a few ways to counter this.

The first way is to find someone to go running with by deciding to meet 4 or 5 times a week and run on a specific route. Although running is too intensive of an exercise for you to be able to chat with your running partner throughout the whole run, the company itself can be very beneficial. Being able to talk to someone briefly while taking a break during the run, and the general regularity of this socializing can be a good motivator to go running. Another idea is to try and diversify things during every run.

Rather than taking the same route, go a slightly different path every few runs. Instead of thinking of it as exercise, try to let your curiosity guide you so that you go on the run because you want to explore a different part of your neighborhood/city. Lastly, it would be a good idea to keep a bigger goal in mind, like a marathon. It would frame your daily runs not as ‘exercise’, but as small steps that help you achieve a bigger aim. This will help you want to perform a little better every single day, keeping you inspired consistently.

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