Time is marching on and so am I. Let me tell ya though, it was touch and go there for awhile. I truly thought that even getting to 50% was a pipe dream. Having said that, it feels like things have turned a corner and I’ve rejuvenated a passion…well, vague interest…well, not a total hatred and bitterness for running. So what’s getting me through these days? Here’s my list of [insert Oprah voice here] “FUNNERRUNNER’S FAAAAAVOURITE THIIIIIINGS!!”
Yes, I justify spending moula on haspansive Lululemon because it’s pretty and I work out a bit. But also very justifiable because, not only does it make your bum look the best it ever will, it’s stellar quality. So magical bum enhancing power and non-stinking-chafing-pilling fabric (and did I mention the bum thing?) = worth every penny in my book. I have running capri’s that I have owned for years and they still show zero evidence of wear and tear. But my current love affair is with my new (on sale!) Run: Speed Shorts. If you like running around all ‘neked’ or at least assume that you’d like to run with the same reckless abandon of a toddler, get yourself a pair of these super shorts. They are light and airy – even when drenched in 35°C sweat. Running is much more pleasant when you aren’t drowning in swassy shorts. Ditto for the socks. The lovely McKivies spoiled me with TWO pairs of these ultra-thin, silky socks (not really silk though, that would be weird. Pimp, but weird) for my birthday. Somehow I manage to wear these socks for every workout! I’ll save you the math on that one…yes, I’m wearing dirty socks repeatedly throughout the week. Worth it. But just don’t stand next to me in BodyPump class.
2) Audiobooks on my iPod…or more specifically, The Help.
Boy howdy, butter my butt and call me a biscuit! I have no idea what that really means, but what I mean is that since downloading this audiobook last week, I crave running. Kind of. I’m only allowed to listen to ‘my stories’ while running, so I need to get out and pound the pavement to get my fix. Tricky huh? And yes, the story is great and the narration is entertaining, but what I really think that I am in lova-love with is the welcome distraction. A 90 minute run is over before I know it, and that dear friends, is a beautiful thing. As I not-so subtly alluded to in a previous post, running is getting a bit monotonous. Same routes, same songs, same unpredictable geese…kilometre after kilometre. But the drawbacks of audiobooks are that I’m probably not getting any faster or smarter out there. But I’m not training for a race or Nobel Prize, so no harm no foul right? All that matters is that I’m actually looking forward to runs again…even if I’m narrowly escaping getting hit by cars as a trot around happily distracted.
3) Man v Food
This has nothing to do with running, but I’m loving this show. But has anyone checked his cholesterol lately?
4) The Smoyce’s
Also nothing to do with running. But after *ahem* a couple of years, these crazy kids are finally getting hitched! Long live LOVE!
5) 1005.5km baby!
Half way Poptarts!! Nothing feels as good as half way does…except all the way. That what she said. (C’mon…you would have said it too…)
6) These two cracker jacks. Because I’m usually crushing on both of them all of the time.
Don’t forget that I’m updating the Kickin’ asphalt page each week with workout wrap ups and plans. Check it out and keep me accountable…ish.