10 Ways to beat running boredom

7. Focus on your technique
Running is pretty easy, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it wrong! Focusing on your running technique can be a great way to distract yourself and will also make you a better runner. A quick recap on proper running form:

Light, quick feet – you should make very little noise as you run
Relaxed hands – imagine you are holding eggshells and you mustn’t break them
Run tall – imagine your head is being held aloft by a balloon
Shoulders down and relaxed – don’t let any tension creep into your upper body muscles
Relax your face – tension in your face will soon irradiate into your neck, shoulders and arms

8. Problem solve
Running is a great opportunity for working through problems and coming up with solutions. The increased flow of oxygen to your brain and the production of happy hormones (endorphins) mean you are probably at your most creative when you’re running. If stuck on a problem or suffering with a creative block, lace up your running shoes and head out for a run. Chances are, by the time you get back, your creative and problem-solving juices will be flowing freely.

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