I walk uphill before my run
(Auckland, NZ and Rosario, Argentina )
I am lucky to live next door to a volcano and I visit it most days. I prefer to first walk up, then run down, then run up, then run down back home.
I have now started to run for longer and/or add more hills so I am also adding short breaks. The routine works for me and I try and vary the route and always listen to music. Never get bored.