Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Make it a Game

Sometimes running the same route over and over again can get pretty boring.  I try to shake things up by making a game out of it.  For example, I might try to catch up to other runners who are ahead of me and pass them.  I really like to do this at the end of my run right before the last hill.  I usually pick a point far away and see if I can beat them to it.

The game gets really interesting when I hear the footsteps of another runner coming up behind me.  First, I slow down to let them pass me.  Once they pass, I try to maintain pace with them waiting for my moment to fly past them.  Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose, but I always have fun.

How do you break up the monotony of your run?


  1. I like to do things "spur of the moment" while I'm running! If I see a slight detour - I'll take it! If there are sprinklers on anywhere - I'll run through them (weather permitting of course!) I really just like to switch things up as much as possible during a run so that I don't have to worry about getting too bored!

    1. Running through a sprinkler sounds fun. I will have to remember than on the next hot day.