Exercise and running in particular was not exactly my cup of tea when I was a youngster.
After a rather slow start I found running to be perhaps the best excersise for myself and a huge help in getting fitter as well as losing weight.
Now after having been an active runner for almost 8 years it is more a necessity to get out and enjoy the fresh air.
The capital region of Finland ie. Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa is excellent for runners and outdoors people because there are a lot of good running paths and you can choose between running seaside or in the forests.
Small details can be seen all around, whether in the scenery or in man made objects.
Snow and ice dominate the outdoors at the moment.
Some parts of the ice are open all year with the current being too fast.
Small bridges help to get from an island to another. And after such a nice run along the shores of the sea one can feel at peace and enjoy the feeling of having done something.