Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
GRATTECIELLA's Photo GRATTECIELLA SparkPoints: (23,339)
Fitness Minutes: (15,070)
Posts: 737
1/9/13 8:18 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I agree! This is one of the most important reasons why I want to run -- because I want to be able to enjoy the scenery while exercising, instead of being cooped up with all the other sweaty people at the gym! I have to admit I get headaches if it's too cold outside though (probably need earwarmers ...)

GratteCiella


 current weight: 179.4 
 
179.4
173.3
167.2
161.1
155
CARILOUIE's Photo CARILOUIE SparkPoints: (83,599)
Fitness Minutes: (65,859)
Posts: 5,242
12/7/12 9:23 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
You all sound like you have beautiful running spots! I love close to a beautiful trail by a river, so I get to watch people whitewater rafting sometimes. It's so nice to get outside!

Carrie

"For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else." - Winston Churchill


ctkreider.wordpress.com/


 current weight: 135.0 
 
150
145
140
135
130
LINDAKAY228's Photo LINDAKAY228 Posts: 16,791
12/5/12 11:36 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
What a beautiful place to run it sounds like! Even if I run on the streets around the neighborhood and in town it is still much better than the treadmill. But I love to be out on trails, hiking or running. Nature calms me and revitalizes me and is my therapy no matter what I'm doing out there.

Linda

Last is just the slowest winner."-C Hunter Boyd







 
217,808 SparkPoints
LATEBIRD's Photo LATEBIRD SparkPoints: (36,386)
Fitness Minutes: (17,488)
Posts: 761
12/5/12 9:20 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I agree, it is very hard for me to run on a treadmill. I love being outdoors, there is always something new to see. Most runs are out my front door, so I'm on city sidewalks a lot, but I make a point to plan my runs around the area parks. I'm very lucky that even a three mile run in my area can include a trip through two parks.

Kellie

"Your stomach shouldn't be a waste basket."

"Try everything in life once, and the fun things twice."


 current weight: 150.0 
 
155
146.25
137.5
128.75
120
KIMMIEP's Photo KIMMIEP Posts: 3,835
12/3/12 8:24 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I definitely prefer outdoor running! There is always something to see, people out and about always motivate me to run faster! Treadmills bore me, I am so jealous of people who can run on them!

Kimmiep
188/175/150
SW/CW/GW
Co-Leader of Spark New Jersey
Half Fanatic #3034
Ran 13 Halfs in 2013
Sweat Pink Ambassador
Girls Gone Sporty Ambassador
Tough Chik


 current weight: 175.3 
 
188
178.5
169
159.5
150
CASSIOEPIA's Photo CASSIOEPIA Posts: 18,024
12/3/12 5:55 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Outdoors always holds my interest better than the treadmill!

Judi
Saskatchewan, Canada


 August Minutes: 310
 
0
375
750
1125
1500
NERAYANA's Photo NERAYANA SparkPoints: (4,399)
Fitness Minutes: (2,494)
Posts: 285
12/3/12 11:05 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I always run in nature too! I feel so privileged to live close to many beautiful paths. There's a river closeby, a lake and some beautiful fields. My favorite place is the lake right now, it is exactly 10km when I run from my apartment to the lake, run one round and go back. Last time I saw 2 deer, the occasional mouse, lots of rabbits and many dogs :) I love listening to the birds singing in the evening, and just like you, love seeing the changes of the seasons!

This movie changed my life and made me a better person! Everyone should watch this. vimeo.com/1753971


 August Minutes: 0
 
0
250
500
750
1000
SONSON72 SparkPoints: (98)
Fitness Minutes: (177)
Posts: 9
12/3/12 10:01 A

Send Private Message
Reply
I have to agree, I run a paved path through a natural setting as well. This weekend I decided to turn off my headphones and just listen to the noises around me as well as my body. This is how I ran when I started, and it just feels great.

BOBOSENSEI Posts: 101
12/3/12 9:39 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I guess I can't call it trail running since I am running on a paved path that is meant for walking and biking. Even though I keep running the same route there is always something different to interest me. The path I run is next to a stream in a lot of places. It just started snowing here so I've seen the changes from green summer, to autumn, and now white snow. On the last run I saw more animals than ever before. I am getting great at spotting the trout in the water. Even when it is near dark I can see them jump out of the water. So on my last run I saw a bunch of trout, a fat hedgehog that plopped into the water to hide from me after he saw me, and several ducks bathing in the bend of the stream. It was really nice. e run with our two dogs and they really enjoy seeing the wildlife too.

 current weight: 177.8 
 
177.8
165.85
153.9
141.95
130
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Rookie Running Group General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
Event Shout-Out: November 25 - December 1 11/30/2013 6:23:48 AM
Inside jogger anyone? B/C of temps 1/22/2014 10:27:46 PM
Event Shout Out - May 27th to June 2nd 6/5/2013 8:15:09 PM
Event Shout-Out: November 4-10 11/8/2013 5:11:36 AM
June - Get Your Running Shoes On! 7/1/2013 2:04:54 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x2189x51066808

Review our Community Guidelines