The winter is always a tough time to run; with the short days and cold weather, it’s hard to convince yourself to put on those extra layers and get out the door.
This fall has been one of the best that I can remember. With perfect crisp mornings leading to warmer afternoons and the beautiful colors of the fall foliage, I couldn’t help but want to get out for longer runs to take in the amazing season. I definitely was not the only one, either. Every weekend the streets have been filled with runners out for a casual jog or logging their miles for their upcoming races. There are those jogging in groups and others running solo, taking in the sounds of their surroundings, or plugged in to their phones listening to a great playlist or a thrilling story.
Marathon season is in full swing and many people are at the end of the road with their training. From here on out, the mental strength becomes more important than the physical. If you are training to run this fall or know someone who is, DON’T TELL ME YOU’RE AFRAID is worth a listen. It’s an inspiring story about how a young girl in Somalia uses running to help her through increasing political and economic turmoil, giving her the motivation and desire to make her country better.
I have listened to a few fast-paced thriller novels that have made me want to keep running so I can find out what happens, as well as comedies and light reading that keeps me moving without taking my full concentration away from my run. Either way, audiobooks have been a great motivator to get me to go that extra mile so I can finish listening to a chapter.
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