We all aspire to be better versions of ourselves, but unfortunately, we have a long to-do list of other errands to get through first. In a perfect world, we would all have the time to sit (or lie) down and crack open a good self-help book. But the reality is that we barely have enough […]
Anything you do becomes better when you enjoy it—cooking including. Whether you have a few harried minutes or a leisurely evening to craft a meal, putting on something you love to listen to can make the difference between “I have to” and “I get to.” At BBL, we are admitted bibliophiles, so it only makes […]
Pushing yourself to go to the gym, go on a run, or exercise at home can be tough. A great way to motivate yourself is by listening to an audiobook. These enthralling stories will make the time fly by as you grind through your workout. You may even find yourself extending your fitness routine just […]
Now that it’s spring, I’m looking for lighthearted listens that I can plug into while getting myself ready for bathing suit season. I recently started listening to the newest John Sandford novel, Golden Prey, and I love the change of pace (literally) that this thrilling mystery delivers.
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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