I am a creature of habit. I love a good plan and I’m a big fan of routine. But sometimes, things can become too routine. Doing the same thing day after day can lead to burn out – especially with running. If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, I encourage you to mix things up and try something new.
If you run solo, try running with a group.
If you typically run roads, give trails a try.
If you’ve only run ‘traditional’ races, check out a relay or obstacle race.
If you always use the same route, try out a new one.
Don’t let uncertainties or fear hold you back. Adventure awaits.
This post is part of the Wednesday Word linkup, hosted by Debbie @DebRuns. This week’s word is encourage. Click on the button below to see who else is linking up and to join in!
How do you mix things up?
9 thoughts on “Try Something New”
It’s always good to step out of your comfort zone, isn’t it?
I need a trip to the mountains! Even though I love running, sometimes I am in the mood for a big climb up and I don’t get to do it enough 🙂
I like to take different routes on regular trips. Change it up a bit.
I always like to find new places to run and walk but most of my “regular” routes are the same!
Even if you do the same ole route backwards, it’s a whole new experience! And it’s photos like yours that were my favorite part of running — when you are in awe of the amazing beauty out there!
So true. Our bodies get sick of the same routine too! You have such a cute smile.
Total agreement. Our minds, bodies, and spirits need variety!
I am a firm believer in pushing the limits of our comfort zones and if I didn’t I would die of boredom in life.
I’d say I mixed things up quite a bit with my ultra trail relay followed by a big city road race; don’t you? 🙂
Thanks for linking up!