What to blog, what to blog? I know, it has seriously been a very long time, and I won't try to give you excuse, because there is none. So should I write about finally running an entire 5K without walking on Thanksgiving? Rate/review the 5K training program app that I used? Discouragement after 5K? Tour de Toys Bike Ride in December? More info on the Yellowstone Half Marathon that I posted on January 1? Starting a 5K-10K running program? Second time I ran an entire 5K race in February? How about a little bit of all?
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
|The Tardis covered in snow after work Friday|
But instead, when I thought about all the mistakes I have to confess to, I had to call it Bad Example. Yet I still ended up with a Good Run, so hopefully this encourages you to get out & do your activity of choice anyway, even if you think you aren't doing it "right".
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
|Another snow day|
I switched from listening to music to an audio book, but even though it was a really good book it still didn't change anything. Then I tried a funny podcast, and listening to something funny seems to work for me. So there's my first suggestion: change up what you are listening to and see if that helps. Here in no particular order are a few of my fave podcasts (links go to their websites, but all are also available on iTunes):
My second suggestion is to change up what you are doing. I read an article which I can't find now to link to, but it said that you get a lot more out of a treadmill workout by varying the speed and/or incline every few minutes. You can find plans online, use a preprogrammed workout on the treadmill, or do what I've been doing & just watch the timer & change the speed, incline, or both every 2 minutes. It really does make the workout seem faster, definitely more interesting, and more challenging physically.
I still much prefer running outside, but I no longer hate the treadmill. Anyone else?