Gym vs. Outside (Nature’s Gym)

I have been thoroughly enjoying my new schedule at the gym lately. I have allocated days, body parts, exercises and weights, and have been going quite consistently for strength training.
I decided that to truly attempt to condition my body and make it more useful for running, I needed to incorporate a more holistic method of training.

Welcome back into the rotation strength training 😉

File Nov 27, 8 08 13 AM

So yeah, that part has been a blast, but how the hell do you get a good amount of running in while at the gym??!

Why is running on a treadmill so much more tedious than running outside??

It is easier to run on a treadmill, it’s smoother, there are less things to dodge on the ground, and yet running on a treadmill is just so boring!

I get that outside has stimulation, there is an ever changing scenery that keeps your brain occupied etc etc. But seriously, when it’s muggy and raining outside(Damn tropical summers), don’t tell me to suck it up, I’m going to run on a treadmill.

There was a girl at the gym yesterday who ran consistently for 45 minutes on the treadmill, and she is my new hero.

To sum up, both the gym and working out outside are amazing in their own ways! I still prefer being outside (nature, sunshine, vitamin d, trees, you get it), but in a pinch (and for strength training) gyms have a lot to offer! Climate control being my favourite.

How do you get past the tedium of treadmills when trying to up the mileage for the week?! Meditation? TV? Sheer willpower and dedication????

I am actually so curious. Please teach me your ways.

giphy (8).gif

 

Author: Thecrappyrunner

Just an unfit girl trying to get back into running, and getting myself ready for a half marathon! Building endurance, conditioning my body, and maintaining consistency.

2 thoughts on “Gym vs. Outside (Nature’s Gym)”

  1. I only ever run on treadmills if I’m at a hotel or something, but I’ve done full hours. BUT I have to have either music or tv. Usually music. I find if I have music, I can go a long time. I get lost in the songs. Maybe sing to myself if I can catch my breath. Otherwise treadmill running is horrible. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’ve been listening to some interesting/weird podcasts lately, and sometimes it’s interesting enough to push me through for a few more km’s. Otherwise I find one of the best kinds of music for treadmills is actually soundtracks from musicals. Haha. Rent is definitely a classic one to give me the extra sass to keep going.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s