As we get ready for the weekend, I know many runners are gearing up for their long run. During my runs, I’ll often switch between podcasts and music. Occasionally, I’ll run without music but that’s been rare lately. I figured I should share a few songs that are currently on my long run playlist.
I’ll be the first to admit that when that alarm goes off at 4AM, the LAST thing I want to do is get up. Some days, I’ll lay in bed and thoughts of quitting go through my mind. Other days, I’ll fly out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off. It takes discipline to keep doing it day after day but I found that having a mantra really helps.
I still can’t believe it’s September! There’s Pumpkin flavored everything now. I stopped by Dunkin Donuts for a morning coffee earlier this week and they already had their fall specials. One thing I am looking forward to is cooler weather. This summer has been a bit of a rough one for me in terms of running but it’s going better now.
If you’re part of the fitness community in Houston, you may have heard about RacePace. Simply put, RacePace is a running studio. You’re probably scratching your head and asking yourself, what in the world is a running studio? You’re probably familiar with spin studios like SoulCycle or Flywheel. This is a similar concept for running! You’re in a room full of treadmills and you’re running along side others while listening to music and being coached by an instructor.
My light bill is through the roof, my glass is dying, and the “feels like” temperature is consistently in the triple digits, it’s August y’all! I’m going to be a Debbie Downer and just say I’m over it being this hot. Every day, I try to get as much done as possible before the sun comes up. The heat is stifling and it’s just downright nasty out there.
Are you a lone wolf runner? Do you use running as your time to get away from the stress of life? I used to be the same way. My mornings were where I would take time for myself and run without a worry in the world. However, I believe you should make an effort to run with friends at least once a week.
There’s so many ways to find a group of runners in your area. Local running stores tend to host group runs and if you live in a big city, you’re bound to find running groups that fit your schedule. With social media, it’s easy to make relationships with other runners and meet up for runs. Safety first of course! Here’s a few reasons why I believe running with friends make you a better runner. Continue reading Running With Friends Makes You A Better Runner
What are weekends for if not for being a couch potato? Okay, well I DID go on a run so I wasn’t technically on the couch all weekend!
The age old question that has plagued many runners; should you run with music? I’m sure you’ve seen runners on trails with their phones tucked safety in their arm bands (or the stubborn few who hold them while running!). When I’m running at the park on weekends, I can count on one hand runners who don’t run with headphones. There’s been seasons of training where I have given up music completely but I also ran my marathon with some music toward the end. So here’s the kicker, should you run with music? Well that depends on who you ask. Continue reading Should You Run With Music?
This is one of the only weekends in March where we didn’t have big plans. Luckily it turned out to be a rainy weekend too. You better believe there was a bunch of comfy blankets and cuddling!
So now that the weather seems to be thawing out, you may start venturing outside. I know so many people want to start running but aren’t really sure how to start. Once you run for a bit, you may be wondering how people can run 10+ miles for enjoyment. I have a couple of tips that I think will help you out!