Comfort is a relative term when it comes to my life. I would say that I am comfortable in most of my day to day activities. But when it comes to running…I believe that I have been able to find comfort in being uncomfortable.
…is that really a thing?
Shannon approached me a few weeks ago to see if I would be interested in sharing what I do to stay comfortable, no matter the situation. I was on board!
When I received the infographic for the post, I was a little thrown off. My first thought about the topic “It’s What’s Underneath That Counts” wasn’t pertaining to underwear,…but it works!
Here are a few of my tips to stay comfortable on the run!
The pounding the pavement, concrete, trail, or treadmill under my feet. As runners, we all have a memory of these sounds and can hear them vividly…
The sound of cars whooshing by (sometimes closer than we are comfortable with).
The sound of other runners “on your left” or passing you in the opposite direction – a brief “good morning” acknowledged in passing.
The sounds of nature – locust buzzing, crickets chirping, birds singing cows mooing, roosters calling, animals scurrying away from the road (!!), trees rustling in the breeze.
The sound of pumping music to keep up your pace, intriguing audio books or podcasts to give you something to think about, or calming tunes to keep your HR low and steady.
These are a few of the sounds of running I experience every run…
With typical “ear bud” headphones, all but one of these sounds is blocked out – you may only WANT to hear your music/book/podcasts, but this is not a safe option when there is so much more going on around us!
I was introduced to Aftershokz headphones last year and I was given the opportunity to try them a couple times. I was recently selected to test and review a pair with BibRave as a BibRave Pro and once you go with Aftershokz, you won’t go back!
I am super excited to be able to run the KC full marathon this year! The half course holds my half marathon PR from 2015 and I was able to pace some incredible runners to the finish in last years half marathon.
This year, there are a lot of exciting changes and opportunities at this years race!
For this week’s Friday Five, I am covering a few recent developments happening for this years race! You can check out my first preview of the KCM for more details about the weekend!
Disclaimer: I received a free entry to the Hospital Hill Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! When I first signed up for Hospital Hill Half earlier this year, I decided that I was going to shoot for a… Continue reading five goals for hospital hill | Friday Five
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I decided to change things up this year 🙂 Last year, I posted some Mother’s Day Gift Ideas…while these still pertain to my life ( *hint hint* ), this year, I am not looking for tangible gifts. I am linking up with the Friday Five 2.0 gals with my five plans for this Mother’s Day!
Happy Friday!! What are the bars that you enjoy the most?? Check out @livinglovingrun’s fave snacks!
Disclaimer: I received Beachbody Performance as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews! As an active person, I am always looking for ways to help my legs move a little faster during my workouts and recover well between workouts. When I… Continue reading beachbody performance | Friday Five