Once you’ve cleared your schedule and made time to run, your next step is to find a place to do it. Here are some tips for finding the best place to go for your workout.
1. Stay close. Whether you run at a gym or in the great outdoors, you should find somewhere near your home, office, or another convenient location. If you don’t have to go out of your way to run, you’re more likely to actually do it.
2. Mix it up. One challenge many runners face is boredom. You’re more likely to get bored if you run in the same place over and over. If you run outdoors, find several different routes you can take and alternate where you go. If you run indoors, try running on a treadmill where you can see a T.V. rather than a track.
3. Take the right path. More important than where you run is what you run on. The best possible material to run on is soft, but smooth; like a treadmill or an indoor track. If you are running outside, where you run depends on your problems. If you have issues with stress on your knees and other joints, you should avoid concrete because it is very rough on your body. Running on a dirt path is softer and less harsh, but you risk tripping and hurting yourself on uneven terrain.