I decided to step into the present day and download some podcasts to run to. I had been using my 1985 Walkman and listening to NPR on my runs when I wanted to run longer and distract my naysaying brain. This was important because I had just signed up for my first full marathon. I needed training tricks because my half training was truly just the motto-Just Keep Running. WELL from the opening of my first episode I was sucked in! The banter and relatability of the hosts kept me listening. Then the content began to lay out the groundwork of my training plan. I think Shoe-gate was what sealed the deal. Being a member of a running community here in Delaware I had had the shoe and sock conversation multiple times over the past 9 years. I felt like I was listening and talking to my friends. (I wear Hokas now but I ran my last half in a pair of borrowed Brooks so the urge to buy a pair for myself is there.) I am looking forward to many miles of looking like the crazy running lady because I will be joining in on the conversations that no one else can hear! Thank you for a wonderful tool and I look forward to every achievement we all achieve.
Oct. 21, 2020 by Trixterlynne on Apple Podcasts