First and foremost, I hope your Christmas was a good one. I spent my first Christmas with my husband as a married couple, and it was really very nice! We were able to sneak in a run downtown, and spend some time with one another, which is not something we get a whole lot of time to do together. Fun fact: you would think as a married couple you’d be all up in each other’s grill all the time, but when you both work full-time, and you both work out an have to manage four pets – sometimes spending time can be tricky. All that to say, our time was lovely and very, very much needed 🙂
So, I’ve taken to listening to podcasts while I’m running. I love, love, music, and am constantly reworking my running playlist on Spotify so I’m not horribly bored, especially on long runs. But truthfully, I’m starting to feel like there are only so many times you can listen to Chandelier…
…before you can sing every ad lib on cue, and you can perform the music video, frame for frame, on a long run. I know this because I did it in Vegas when I was running my first leg at the Ragnar Relay.
So I started by downloading a few of my faves. Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, This American Life, and The Read, a podcast so funny, that I’ve had to stop myself from falling off of the sidewalk from laughing so hard. So I started on the hunt for some more podcasts to keep me entertained, especially considering that training for Rock ‘n’ Roll starts in like two weeks. And I found two that were like omg, the funniest things you have ever ever heard of in your entire life/the most riveting pieces of literature (?) I’ve ever heard.
So, if you’re into hystericalness, this is the podcast for you. This podcast is done by Tyler Oakley, a YouTube celeb, with a wicked sense of humor. Often he and his friends discuss pop culture, his love for Lady Gaga, and the epi is sprinkled with wise little nuggets of feminist goodness – which you don’t think you could typically get from two dudes, but they’re very socially aware. My only complaint is that it’s only about 30 minutes.
I just finished the last episode of Serial, and all I can say is OMG. Slash, I need someone to discuss it with. Slash, what is going to happen to Adnan?
So if you’re a fan of the storytelling style on This American Life on NPR, you will most likely be a fan of Serial, which is an amazing story of a murder that occurred nearly 15 years ago in Baltimore Country, Maryland. I promise, you will be hooked.
And if anyone is done with Serial and would like to discuss it with me here the comments, please feel free to do so.
So these are the ways that I’ve managed to keep my mind occupied while working out – how to you keep your mind active while you work out?
Did you/have you/are you listening to Serial?