Last night after dinner, my husband and I took the dog to the dog park and when Scooter had played his heart out and had tired of the park, they drove home while I decided to run home. Six miles.
I like doing that sort of running -- running to or from a destination -- I don't know why but it helps provide better motivation. For me, a running route's quality is assessed in the following descending order:
1. A run with a destination.
2. A loop run.
3. A run in which you retrace your path on the return portion.
4. A run on a track (indoor or outdoor -- doesn't make a difference, still on a repeating loop).
5. A run on a treadmill.
Obviously, I don't like anything that stinks of repetition.