April 26, 2012
How to Beat Running Boredom
(source) Are you feeling bored with your current running routine? Try some of the below tips to help fight off the boredom: 1. Get outside and enjoy this beautiful weather. 2. Take an exercise class that you haven't take in a while...or one you've never tried (yoga, spinning, boxing, kickboxing, step, bootcamp, etc.) 3. Change your iTunes ... totally different music. 4. Buy yourself some new workout gear and shoes. 5. If you always run the same route through your neighborhood, hit the trails. 6. Sign up for a race in your area and try to hit a PR. You'll be amazed at what you can do. 7. Get outside on your bike, if you always run. Mix it up and switch between the two. 8. Run with friends/family if you normally run alone. 9. Mix up your running routine with strength training. Switch off each day. 10. If you are still bored...take a much need rest break. It's okay. You will not lose what you have gained if you take a couple of days off. Your body might be telling you that, that is what you need. (source) What are some tips/tricks you use to beat running boredom?