So recently I wrote this post and I have declared my intention here to complete a challenge of running 350 miles in 2016. I adore running, I love that I have found my ideal workout (besides biking which is FAR too fun to be considered purely exercise!). I really want to include more running related posts in my blog this year...
I love that with running you don't need anything, strap on a pair of trainers and an old t-shirt and shorts and get out there. You truly don't need any 'stuff' or expensive gym memberships and gear. However when you have been running for a number of years like me you begin to gather a few bits and bobs that make the running experience that bit more pleasurable... Here's my list...
Obviously my iPhone is my main essential, but it is what is on my iPhone specifically for running that I will be talking about here.
I cannot run without music, I hate it, I hate hearing my breathing... so music helps with that plus makes the whole experience much more pleasurable.
If you get some good tunes on there it can really motivate you. A good beat can really push you and lift you when you are flagging. I choose a mix of poppy stuff, dance stuff and some rock. I try to change my music regularly so I don't get bored.
I find Spotify is fab, if you pay for the full subscription of around £10 a month you can have any song you like on your playlist and can play them offline with no ads.