Monday, November 9, 2015
My 3 Rules: Running and Books
It's (Better Than) OK to Run at an Easy Effort Until You're Warmed Up
Today I ran 8 miles with 4 easy, 2 at a harder effort and 2 easy miles once again. Six of the miles were run at a 12 something pace. The two harder miles were run at 9:55 and then 8:59/mile pace. It must have been the music I listened to that got my legs moving.
Singing While Running is OK
On those days when you don't think you can get out there and run because it will be hard, watch X Ambassadors' video of Renegades and then listen to it when you run. When you're running alone, I bet you can't keep from singing along - even if you are running hard!
New Book Rule (Reinstated): It's OK Not to Finish Bad Books
During the easy miles today, I listened to a book. I've had to put 3 to rest recently. I don't like to not finish books, but even worse is reading a book I don't like. I recently restarted the classic Moby Dick on Kindle. This time, I'm going to dig a little deeper into the meaning with a little help like this Guide for First-time Readers of Moby Dick.
Photo: (north of Houston, Texas) That's a creek that I run by all of the time, but I have to peek through the trees to see it. It's a little swamp-like lately and quite a contrast from the pretty, bluish lakes in the rest of the park that I see all of the time when I'm at the park where I run, ride and walk my dog.
Want to share a favorite song or book you're reading? Or something you see on your running route?