Workout routines can bore even the most dedicated gym buff. Sure, there are times when you might feel lazy but more often than not, a change of environment can do the trick. After all, injecting excitement to your fitness drills can do more good than harm.
But if you can’t find time to try boutique gyms just yet, getting out of your usual comfort zone would be a great start. Head on straight to the neighbourhood park and you won’t need to wait on anyone just so you can start working on your cardio. Not only does running provide an efficient full-body workout and burns tons of calories, it’s also a great venue for socialising that improves your overall well-being.
To ensure you can still keep up with your goals, go the extra mile and join marathons. The focus and discipline of serious and aspiring runners are honestly contagious. Once you’ve mastered alternating gyms and running short distance races, push yourself further and try half or full marathons if you’re up for it. The thrill of the challenge and the glory in outperforming your personal best will inspire you and filter down to the other aspects of your life.
Luckily, Kuala Lumpur has been playing host hundreds of running events all year round. And while there’s less than four months left in the calendar, we found more than a dozen marathon events that you can still join without going out of the city before 2017 ends. Here’s seven of them.