I have been running in parks, park connectors and streets for some time. Since my races are not going to materialise in the near future, to keep myself motivated in running long distances, I thought taking pictures every few kilometres will be a useful technique to do so.
The following are some pictures that I took while running along the park connectors and streets one night. It is interesting how the night scene can differ from what we are used to seeing during the day.
Public disclosure: These were taken some time ago in early April, before the circuit breaker measures were tightened further to the present.
Doing this was fun. It allowed me to have short rest time during the run, to catch my breath, while documenting my running path. Subconsciously, taking photos at regular intervals gave me something to look forward to as well.
Some variations to this technique could be: taking photos at shorter intervals e.g. 1 km (but that could disrupt running too much); doing a thematic shoot such as taking pictures of nature, people or buildings (although taking pictures of people may be a little controversial); or taking pictures of my tracker with the running statistics against a certain background.
Whatever it is, I find adopting this technique useful in making my run enjoyable, especially when running alone. I will probably try this more often.
Do you have any techniques you employ to keep yourself motivated while running alone? What do you do? I will be interested to know more about your techniques!