I'm fortunate enough to live on a farm in a beautiful and quiet part of Cornwall but so far I have always run in the gym on a treadmill. With such gorgeous weather and the other half out doing silage, I decided today (W4R2) was the day for my first outside run. I can't believe what a difference it makes running outside with the changing scenery rather than having to watch my own face getting redder and redder in the mirror.
The only downside of where I live is there are an awful lot of steep hills so I must admit I did put Laura on pause and walk for a little longer until I came across a decent level stretch and wouldn't be running uphill. Going to try my route in reverse next time so I'm heading down the really steep hill instead of up it and I might not have to put Laura on pause for so long.
Along the entire 5k route I only came across a handful of dog walkers and one car so I really did feel like I had the place to myself and felt an awful less self-concious than running next to speedsters in the gym. I might just have become an outside running convert!!