I make my daily workouts a priority. I exercise for about an hour per day, seven days per week. I like to change up the style of workouts to keep things interesting and target different muscle groups. I might focus on strenuous aerobics one day and concentrate on strength training the next. I sometimes ride my bike, jump rope, swim laps or take my kayak out on the lake. One of my favorite types of workouts is going for a run. I like that running requires no special gear. I’ve purchased two good quality pairs of running shoes that I alternate between. This allows the shoes to restore their shape in-between. I’ve invested into clothing specific to a variety of weather. I have running attire that wicks away moisture and helps to keep me cool when the day is hot and humid. I have gear that is designed to repel moisture and clothing to hold in heat during cold weather. Before the start of a run, I take the time to thoroughly warm up. To reduce the chance of injury, I stretch my muscles, loosen up my joints and get my whole body ready for the run. I’m also conscientious about drinking plenty of water before, during and after the run. I wear something called a camel pack that allows me to hydrate while I’m running. I have several routes in the neighborhood that I vary between. I can take a three-mile run that takes me through town. It’s quick and fairly easy. I have a route that winds through the woods that covers eight miles and involves plenty of hills.