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(Running) Podcasts I’m Loving

(Running) Podcasts I’m Loving

After going through entirely too much Amazon Prime, Lifetime movies, and Netflix, I’ve turned to the next form of entertainment.  For the most part, I listen to podcasts while running on the treadmill, or as background noise while I’m at home.   I don’t like to sit (or run) in silence.

Here are a few Podcasts I’ve Been Enjoying Recently:

Lindsey Hein’s: I’ll Have Another

I’ve followed Lindsey for years on Twitter (maybe one of the first people I ever followed?).  She has had everyone from bloggers, to professional runners (like Desi).  Lindsey’s podcast is very casual, and you feel as though you’re hanging out with friends, going for a run, or going to a diner…

C Tolle Run:

C Tolle Run is an Olympian herself, and every single podcast has me glued to my headphones absorbing everything.  She usually interviews professional runners and elites.  One of my favorite podcasts she has done was actually with the high school superstar: Drew Hunter.

Man Bun Run:

I actually had the honor of meeting Riley at the Runners World Festival last year.  He is one of the most down to earth and casual bloggers I’ve met.  Man Bun Run flows well, and it’s very relaxed.  I always pick up some interesting information from each episode.  There are multiple podcasts, and it’s just not professional and well-known runners.  You can learn something from anyone, and many podcasts I went in not knowing who the interviewee was!

Ali on the Run:

Ali on the Run is the newest podcast for me so far, and I haven’t listened to a lot of episodes, I have found each one intriguing. I like how calm and her casual interview style.  I appreciate how candid and open Ali is with all her guests.  She wasn’t afraid to ask Nick Symmonds last week if he went on a date with Paris Hilton.

BibRave Podcast:

The BibRave Podcast talks mostly about running and racing.  I haven’t listened to all (I believe there are about 75 episodes), but it has the most extensive variety dedicated to running.  Instead of covering elite or interviewees lives it focuses on topics nutrition for new shoes and gear, runners, and best races.

Finally, I asked twitter if they had any Podcasts and here are a few more.  I haven’t listened yet so I can’t speak from personal experience!

 

  • I’ve been enjoying Human Race on my run recently, but sadly it seems to have ended!

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So here are just a few.  Podcasts have picked up in the last few years so there seems to always be more coming out.  Which is great!

Question for you: Running related or not, do you have any Podcasts you are like right now? 

 

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Football Musings

Let’s be honest here…I’m not a big football fan and I root for whatever team seems the most interesting.  I only live about 4 miles from Philadelphia so in reality I should be an Eagles fan.  I’m not because I don’t invest my time into football.  Anyways while visiting Laura this weekend, we watched the Super Bowl.

I watched the game with no preference for whether the Patriots or the Seahawks won.  I watched for the commercials, the half time show and because America.  Here is a recap of one liner thoughts I had (mostly through twitter).

Because memes are the only photos I post these days...

Because memes are the only photos I post these days…

Here are some of the random thoughts I had:

Wow these TV announcers seem to be into the game as much as I do.

Either that touchdown came out of nowhere or I just wasn’t paying attention.

There are so many sad commercials.  I thought the commercials were supposed to be funny.

Super bowl workout:

Pick up fork.

Pick up Beer:

Do crunch to get out of seat and refill.

Half Time show:

Um, where did Katy Perry get that tiger?  Is she a power ranger?

katy perry meme 1

Why are these tin man not getting any recognition?  They are dancing tin men.

dancing tin men

And now there are dancing waves…how adorable.  She has dancing waves, dancing sharks and dancing trees.

When did Missy Elliot release her last CD, 1994?

Missy actually looks really nice and classy.

Second half:

I don’t think the Patriots will win (my lack of football knowledge).

Fast forward though about an hour of game.

OMG what the heck is going on?  A bad call, bad play…I don’t get it.  Now they are fighting?  Is there a Boxing Bowl?

If I have learned anything from this football game it’s that Katy Perry is a secret Power ranger.  I can only hope for the 50th Super Bowl, Miley Circus will ride in on a wrecking ball.  As you can probably see, my brain is always scattered.

Questions for you:

Did you watch the game?

Are you a big football fan?

Injury Chat and 73 Miles

Last night after calculating my miles (because I’m a little behind schedule and didn’t calculate last week), I realized this…

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It’s kind of a big deal in my life, so much so I decided to post about it.  Pre July 12th (ie injury..), I ran every single run as hard as I could and ran roughly 50-55 miles weekly.  Every run was at a 7:10-7:30 pace weather my body liked it or not.  Want to know how I accomplished such a feet?

I did a lot of runs on the treadmill where it didn’t matter weather my body wanted to go fast or not.  My ass would be flying off the back and smashing glass if it didn’t.  I began to love the treadmill (but only because it forced me to run fast).

Even though I was running (count this 20 LESS miles) weekly than I am now…I was more tired.   As a running n00b, I learned my lesson with that injury.  Don’t get me wrong I won’t sugar coat it and say I didn’t cry every other day, but it did teach me a lot of life lessons.

Not every run you do needs to be a PR (in fact wouldn’t that take away from PRing?).  Your body only possesses a certain amount of energy…no need to waste it all in practice every single run.

I know a lot of my blogging bffs are injured right now, but I promise you-you will get through it and you will run/swim/cycle to where you once were (and faster).

It may suck now (believe me, I spent a solid month crying), but you will get through it.  It’s 1 or 2 months of your life.  The average life span is roughly 78 years (it was on my exam today ;)) and 1-2 months is not going to make a difference, I promise.  As you may know, I have been racing again and not gone personal bests yet, but I am very close to honing into them and feeling the best I have ever felt in 99.9% of my runs.  I can guarantee you if I were to run a half right now I’d PR that thing like it was my job. 

Getting injured was probably a pretty good thing for me, because it showed me more and faster is not always better.  I can run 2 miles in 20 minutes or 2 miles in 12 minutes, and the thing is…I’ve still run 2 miles.   I’m still going to improve and most important, I’m still going to be happy.

Just thoughts that entered my mind today when I ran.   Stay Strong my friends and listen to that awesome body of yours, you will make it through your injuries. 

Question for you:

  1. 1.       Have you ever been injured? 
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