First off, Malo at Life Feels Good in Portbail Beach has let me be one of her sponsors for this month. She is awesome and I've been following her since I first started this blog and vice versa! I'm giving away a nice little Starbucks gift card to those of you who want one. It's not much, but it'll definitely buy you a nice pumpkin something coffee ;)
It has been a week of training so far and I'm still alive!
I'm not going to sugarcoat it and say that it was incredibly easy because honestly, there were some days when I was like "meh, it's pretty cloudy and will probably rain soon. I should just do an indoor workout instead." BUT, I kicked my own butt and made myself go out and run (and bike).
I haven't had any major major issues because it's only been a week, but I have been learning about myself as an exerciser and runner.
Running is super mental. If I go for a run and I'm in a really bad mood, I tend to not be able to run as long or notice little pains that go on. It's awful.
Audio/company makes everything so much better. I love running with someone else or some good to listen to. It makes the time fly by SO much faster. If I can't run with somebody (usually Nick), then I turn on my workout playlist and get lost in the music. Yesterday I tried listening to an audiobook. It worked pretty well because it was a good book with a really good audio to go along with it (Life, The Universe, and Everything by Douglas Adams).
Do you have tried any audiobooks or have any good music suggestions?
To gym or not to gym. Living out here in the Pacific Northwest means that we've got some serious rain in fall/winter. I've been lucky so far with the weather, but once it starts pouring on my training days I'm either going to have to suck it up and run or start a gym membership or something. Nick and I are thinking about starting a Y membership. Then we can get access to a swimming pool and a gym. It would require running on a treadmill, though which isn't one of my favorite things to do.
Do you run/walk/exercise in the rain/cold?