However, recently I've begun running a lot more for a few reasons. First, it's free. Second, timing myself has proven to be quite the distraction, making it slightly less boring. And third - I can run anywhere which is probably the biggest bonus since I travel so much.
While in North Carolina, I wanted to run but most of the streets in Kitty Hawk have no trees and it gets HOT in the direct sun. If I was going to run beyond a mile, I needed something a little more shady. Chris and I discovered a 3.5 mile route around the Duck Woods Country Club off Route 158. The route takes you by the golf course on one side, and then through a neighborhood of pretty homes on the other side. The best part? The streets are lined with huge trees making this quite the cool route!
Here is a map of our run. Click on the map to zoom.