Hello Thursday ! I am linking up with Amanda and Thursday is for thinking out loud.
It has been a busy week because the kids are back to school, my clients are back, and my colleagues are back. The last week in August was a bit calmer but then I hit the ground running (pun intended) September 1st. Despite the craziness, I have continued my exercise and running. I am trying to stay focused and not get sucked into all the craziness.
Running keeps me sane.
So this week’s Thinking out Loud is dedicated to this addiction of mine. Here are some very random running thoughts.
I have been running for the past 2 months without my iPod. This is literally a first for me. I have been running for about 10 years and have always run with music, so this is a big deal. I love it. I find I am much more in tune to what is going on around me….
…The smells (lush green bushes, the salty ocean, the freshly cut hay)
… The sounds (runners talking, kids playing, birds singing, dogs barking)
… The feelings (of my feet hitting the ground, of my breathing, of the tight muscles that start to loosen)
…The sights (Paris, Normandy, Arcachon bay, Basque country)
I have absolutely relished these past 2 months sans musique. Not sure if I will go back !
My recent find : #ukrunchat / @ukrunchat : “The number one running community in the UK where runners come to talk about everything to do with running”
I discovered twitter chats recently. UKrunchat has an hour Sunday evening and an hour Wednesday evening. People ask questions to the twitter address and @ukruncat retweets. Then you receive answers to your questions from fellow runners, everyone shares experiences, good ideas, tips & tricks. I have asked and answered questions and find it very enlightening.
Training plans, races, brands, apps, injury, positive reinforcement…. its all there !
I got 2 new running bras. Now, I refuse to post a picture of myself in a bra, but boy, does a new bra feel great. I tried a new brand, Odlo. I got 2 different models, including this one. Loving it.
My right foot is starting to do this :
It is not yet severe, and since I have stopped wearing heels it has gotten better, but still…. it is getting to be more painful. I am a little worried it is going to bother my training.
So that is what is going through my mind at the moment. Any random running thoughts going through your head at the moment ? Does run chat exist in the US ?