I can’t overemphasize the rewards of starting a running club. About a year ago, I started one nearly by accident— a routine of solo running morphed into a weekly social event. Every Saturday or Sunday five or six of us gather in the mid morning, run five to ten miles, and then have brunch together afterwards. The way I see it, this is a quadruple refill for the soul; a combination of four things that have immense positive impact on your mood:
- You’re getting exercise
- You’re being social
- You’re outside getting sunshine and nature
- You’re accomplishing something
The delicious food (and, frequently, drinks) at the end of it don’t hurt either.
With that plug out of the way, I offer below a catalog of twelve routes we’ve found over the last year. Continue reading