Over the last few months, I’ve started running again. There are few things that I have discovered and some are a bit funny!
In no particular order…
…running in 0 degree weather in Canada (or probably anywhere) sucks!
Leading up to my 5K race in Florida for runDisney, I ran 5K outside twice to prepare myself for the length. However, it was cold outside. I came to the immediate concision that cold-weather running is not for me.
…cut your toenails before they rip apart their neighbouring toes
On my first practice 5K run, I slapped on my shoes and away I went. My feet were sore, but I thought that was because it was the first time I had run that far in a while. When I took my shoe off, my sock was red. Futher examination, one toe nail cut the skin of the toe beside it. Ouch!
…good headphones are essential (my ear buds aren’t cutting it)
I’m on the quest for good headphones that will stay in my ears. Constantly poking my iPhone earbuds back in is getting tedious.
…runDisney is a great motivator
I’m so glad that I got invited to do the Jingle Jungle 5K with runDisney. It got me back into a level of working out that I was hoping I could achieve!
…good music at the right tempo is essential
I need to go though my music and set up some play lists based on the speeds that I run. I think having a constant beat would keep me moving without wanting to slow down when the music slows down. There are a few apps out there that you can select the music you want by the pace that you’re running. Maybe I should look into one of those.
…always go to the bathroom before you leave
Half way through a 5K run is the wrong time to figure out you need to go!
Do you run? What interesting or quirky things have you found about running??