So you say to yourself, "Self, take a run outside." This may be all well and good if you live in a quiet town where only 5 people own cars. But if you live or work in the city, you will find you are kind of screwed.
Why? Because you read too much. You were all gung-ho for running (after years of hating it), and then you read that running near heavy or even mild traffic bumps up your risk of contracting Type II Diabetes. ??? "I thought running was good for me!!!!" Apparently the extra oxygen required by running pumps extra car fumes into your lungs.
Now you have three choices: run outside and die of black-exhaust-onset diabetes, go back to boredom and motion sickness (AKA the treadmill), or...take up trail running.
I voted for the trails.
|Cute running buddy...Double Yum!|
|Mud and horse poop...not so yum.|
Take an orange, a few limes, and some fresh mint.
Cut them up and dump them in the bathtub.
They smell amazing and are good for your skin, too!