Spring is a great time to get out and take your fitness routine into nature. All can enjoy is trail running or walking. The air is fresh and the temperatures moderate to warm in most places, making for great conditions to escape from the day to day hustle and bustle of our increasingly demanding schedules. Exchange the treadmill once or twice each week, for a run on the trail that best supports your goals: you don’t have to go all the way out into the wilderness to find great trails to run on. I most metro areas, you can find useful information on various trails and their running conditions, by visiting such sites as parks and recs, or visiting your local outdoor sporting goods or running shoe store where they usually have knowledgeable staff to offer you tips and suggestions based on your preference ad goals. Have a goal and understand your limitations, trails, whether gravel, dirt or woodchip paths, can be your friend or your worst nightmare depending on how prepared you are. What kind of shape you are in: for instance, if you are carrying a bit more weight than what would be ideal for your age, height, and age, then consider a flat trail as his puts less pressure on your lower back, an area you want to protect while building up your muscle stamina and dropping some extra pounds.