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Running in Koster, Sweden

Sunday, August 18, 2019

We have spent about ten days on Koster Island, Sweden.

It is a natural reserve, no cars, only bikes and walking.

I managed to make a couple of runs, and the landscape was stunning. I had to force myself to keep running, instead of stopping and observing.

The fresh air, beautiful colors, the smell of the sea and the forests were inviting for exercise all the time.

When running, it made me remember the five years I was living in Austria, among the pine trees, apple trees, and the hills. It was really like in the movie "Sound of music". It triggered me to do exercise.

Here in Koster Island, I did some good exercise every day, running, walking, cycling, or even a little swim in the cold sea.

It was so easy to go out and run.

In down-town Brussels, in the city centre, the environment is less inviting.

I thought it is not important, but in fact, the surroundings seem to have a strong effect on my motivation level for exercise.

Koster Islands:

Where do you live?

How much is it motivating you to do exercise or not?
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    Ah, visiting my home country. Glad you enjoyed the island.Nothing quite like unspoiled natutes fresh smells.
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    What a beautiful spot. Glad you took advantage of it and enjoyed it!

    Environment definitely impacts me. An inviting environment will draw me out and into activity. We have some wonderful regional parks where we live that are great for walking, hiking, mountain biking, and running. Some of them have swimming pools or open water for swimming.
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    Wow, hope you continue to have a great time.
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