For the first time in my life, I ran to the gym! I have lived 2.5 miles from my gym for the past 6 years. I don't understand why it took me until yesterday to actually run there.
While it is definitely not a scenic route, it is a relatively safe route. It was a great way to break up the run a bit.
Speaking of breaking things up... Since it was a chest/ shoulders/ triceps day, I decided to mesh a little upper body action into my run. After every half mile, I got down and did 10 push ups. It was a sneaky way to pound out 100 of them without getting too tired. I suggest trying it on your next 5 mile run, and I also suggest making sure you don't care what pedestrians or motorists think of you.
At the gym, I did my standard...
Yay, no push ups! Well, I did them during my run...
I'm thankful that in the summer, I have the time to do something a little more random to break up my usual training. It's easy to fall into a rut. Normally I enjoy doing the same 'ol thing. But not yesterday. Yesterday, I needed something a little different!
Have you ever run to the gym?
Are you going to try my run/push up idea?
How do you break up your normal routine?