As I was running today, I realized that I very rarely see anyone else running, biking or walking. Sure, on a really nice day I'll see a few people. Generally, though, it's either a non-active or gym community.
Now I understand why you'd work out indoors during the terrible winter we had. I didn't, but then again, I'm quite crazy. I was training for a marathon and couldn't bare to go back to a treadmill after I stopped a couple years ago.
When I make the hour or so trip to Boston, I always see runners, bikers and walkers. Boston is an active city and I think the city life tends to push that. Concord, New Hampshire, um, not so much.
So that brings me to my question. Do you think it's better to be in a physically active community or one considerably less so? I know the benefit of being in an active community--there's always someone running so you always have motivation to lace up your shoes and get out.
But, I do like the idea of being the lone crazy person that's always out running when no one else is. It gives me a certain badge of valor much like running in sub zero temperatures gave me during the winter. What do you think?
Oh, and a special programming note. I'm heading to Europe for the month of July for classes (yeah, that's what I'm sticking to). I'll be in Ireland, Prague and Amsterdam to name a few. I'm bringing my camera and absolutely can't wait to run and explore those cities. Europe, here I come!