I normally run in a park near my house but as I'm now doing the longer runs, I've got a bit bored of just running 3 or 4 laps. I find as well that because I know how long it takes me to a lap that I'm more aware of how much I've done/got left. I therefore decided to get brave and hit the streets!
I actually really enjoyed it. The run was hard but not oh-my-god-I'm-going-to-die hard. Having a different route really helped and made it more interesting. There were even 2 small hills which was a new challenge. I'd really recommend changing things up if you're getting bored. I found it more satisfying as well to think of the route I'd run rather than just laps of a park. Also you have the thought that you have to get back home so you might as well run!
I was pleased that my distance improved too - 3.89km in 25 minutes. Still can't quite believe I can run nearly 4k non-stop. Everyone keeps saying its like I'm a new person - weight loss, healthy eating and now loving running. Have even sat on the PC planning out new routes to run - it does become a bit addictive but at least it's a good addiction
Happy running everyone