I’m a little late on this one… I fully intended to post an update on my training yesterday but I was busy doing some organizing and sometimes once I get focused on something it’s hard to pull away. I’ll be sharing details about getting my ducks in a row in the master bedroom tomorrow, but today I want to share a little about how my 5K training is going.
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I wish I could say that I love running, but I don’t. Don’t get me wrong, I’m doing it, but it’s been a struggle to make myself run this go around. My race is in less than 2 weeks and I’m not feeling super confident about things.
Mentally I have struggled with pushing myself more and more as I train. I started listening to music while running last week and that has given me a bit of a boost and helped me to run more. I know, revolutionary thought, listening to music while working out, but generally I don’t. I used to way back when I used to run regularly. I know most of you will probably be shocked, but I used to listen to music on my Walkman while running.
Yup, you read that right, my Walkman.
Well, when I got married and moved to Ohio my husband suggested that I donate my relic to a museum. I mean, he made total sense in that I had an just gotten an iPod and should use that instead, so I let go of the Walkman but I never adjusted to using the iPod because I stopped running consistently.
So last week I tried running with my iPhone and the music definitely helped me push a little more. Hopefully I will be prepared for the race since it’s coming up so soon.
My goal is just to finish it without stopping running. I don’t have a goal of finishing it by a certain time or beating my times from the past. But that’s ok because my true goal in signing up for a race wasn’t really about the race but about motivating myself to exercise more regularly. And I have. So in that sense, I have accomplished my goal and hopefully I can continue running or at least exercising more regularly after the race.
Any suggestions of music that you like to run to? I need to make myself a play list and would love to hear what helps keep you moving.