2011, Exercise

Running Time

I’m hitting the gym early this morning.  I want to get my week started off right – and the best way to do that is to run, run, run.

I think it’s time for me to buy some new running shoes.  The ones I have now are great, but they’re starting to show some signs of wear.  The last thing I want to do is hurt my foot, especially now that I’ve managed to put together a pretty decent string of gym appearances.

The one thing I really love about running (once I get passed the initial ten minute phase, where it’s just no fun) is the feeling that I get, after about twenty minutes, of just me-and-the-pace.  It’s hard to describe.

I wear my iPod while I’m running, but I don’t really listen to music.  Instead, I like to listen to podcasts – about history, science, comedy, whatever.  I don’t know why, I just run better when I’m focusing on what someone is saying.  Plus, if I listen to music, I inevitably try to time my steps with the rhythm of the music.  That’s just not good for me.

I hope you guys have a blessed and healthy week.  Rock on!