Running is so boring.
That’s why you bring a phone full of music, Zombies Run episodes, and audio books. (At least you do if you’re me.) Because while running makes you feel great, reaching your mileage goal for the day, especially on a route you’ve done hundreds of times before, can leave you with a lot of contemplative airtime.
Midpoint goals can help alleviate this a lot. The other day I stumbled across this video in which a group built a 7 mile-wide scale model of the solar system. 7 miles is a pretty common distance for a lot of runners, whether they’re striving past the 10K barrier or training for a marathon.
It can take an hour or more to run 7 miles, though, so what if we alleviate that boredom a bit by running the solar system? Here’s how!