I’m not the running type… well, let me rephrase that: I am not the running type, anymore. I used to run. I used to enjoy it (what?!). Lately, I’ve found that the reason I dislike it is because I get bored. Well, I’ve found a solution and had to share it with you!
The solution is Audible. If you aren’t familiar with Audible, it is an Amazon.com, Inc. subsidiary, is the leading provider of premium digital spoken audio information and entertainment, offering customers a new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. They offer a free trial for 30 days, too.
I download a book that I’ve been wanting to read but don’t have time to read, and I get it on Audible. The last one that I listened to was The Choice, by Nicholas Sparks. I had been wanting to read it for quite some time, but once I saw that the movie was out on Amazon Prime (for free downloads if you are a prime member), I knew that I had to read the book first.
So, I downloaded it from Audible (you can download it for free with their free 30-day trial) and I started running. I decided that this would make running easier… and it has. Instead of trying to find the perfect song to distract me, I let the words distract me. It works so much better.
I’ve started enjoying running.
Here are 5 things that help me get motivated to run:
1- Download a book. You’ll stop thinking about running & start thinking about the story. It will let you get lost in a book while you are helping your body. A win-win. Help your body, mind & spirit all at the same time.
2- Drink water before you go. I’m not a water-drinker, but I drink water about 30 minutes before I go for a little boost of energy.
3- Go early in the morning. I don’t like people to watch me run (I’m not fast and probably don’t look so graceful) so I run before any neighbors are up.
4- Have headphones that stay on! Mickey let me borrow his headphones once and the whole run was terrible. They didn’t fit and they kept sliding out of my ears. I hated the whole run.
5- Have a backup book. If you read the first one, have a backup so you don’t have to stop. 🙂
The best part is that when I get home, I keep my headphones on and I start doing housework while I listen. I get so much more done. I used to watch TV while I cleaned, but I became easily distracted and just didn’t get it done as quickly as I wanted to. With a book, I can just work without stopping to watch something. It’s the better solution for me.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.