Keeping Running Exciting

It’s Tuesday so I’m linking up with these wonderful ladies:

Erika @ MCM Mama Runs, Marcia @ Marcia’s Healthy Slice and Patty @ My no-guilt life for

Today’s Topic is: Favorite Ways to Keep Running Exciting

Not that running is boring but we all need ways to just spice things up.  Here are my tips:

  • Run on a New Route

Waterford/Cohoes and Peebles Island

We tend to run on those comfortable tried and true routes.  You know the ones near our home or work.  Though, it was a longer drive and the surface unknown, I enjoyed this run a lot.

  • Run a New Race

an exciting NEW 15K race

I have my favorite races. I know all the logistics and the course. Much more comforting but not as exciting as a new race.

  • Run with Friends

even if it is freezing

If you are a solo runner, you will definitely find running the miles with others to go so much more smoothly.

  • Reward Yourself with a New Post Run Food Treat

Leah’s Cakery

My running friends and I usually go to Baking You Crazy after our runs but it was fun to try a new locale.

  • Buy Something New to Wear

my newest Nikes

You know me, I don’t have a problem buying new running outfits or shoes. When I do, I usually can’t wait to try them out.

  • Listen to Something New While Running

Image result for run this world podcast

If you listen to music, create a new playlist. If you like podcasts, download a new one. One reason, I started listening to podcasts was because I got tired of my music and didn’t want to spend time downloading new tunes. On a podcast, each episode is different.

  • Train for a New Distance

Oct. 14, 2018

For many of you it may be a half marathon or even a marathon or an ultra. 20K is not my longest distance but it is a new distance for me. Automatic PR 🙂

I am also joining up with Running on HappySuzlyfeCrazy Running Girl, and Coach Debbie Runs for the Coaches’ Corner linkup


Happy Running! How do you keep your running exciting?


27 thoughts on “Keeping Running Exciting

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever run a 20k either. Nice! I swear the only thing that motivates me anymore are racecations and finishing the 6 WMMs. Nobody needs to twist my arm to treat myself to new gear. Haha!

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  2. I love finding new routes, which can be hard when you’ve been living and running somewhere for over 20 years! I would love to run that 20k in Paris though because, Paris.

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  3. I think training for a new distance is an exciting way to mix things up! I’m big on goals, so finding a new goal to tackle always helps with motivation!

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  4. All great tips, especially running a new route. It’s funny because this weekend I never once got bored when I was running the 5K or 10K race for RnR Philly, even though it was an out and back course. But running that same distance at home makes me so bored because it’s always on the same route lol

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