The Secret to Running is Murder

Seriously! Hear me out..

B and I are training for the Door County Half Marathon on May 2nd. We started training in December and I need to be honest – it’s sucked! I felt like a moron trying to run. I started at 1 mile in December and took me a few weeks to get to 2 miles comfortably. 2 miles… I need to be able to run 13.1!

Also, running long distances can be kind of boring! Even just running a half hour was boring! I’d be tired from work, it’d be dark out, and super cold (like 4 degrees..). No amount of Backstreet Boys and Weeze could really get me going.

Side note: my iPod hasn’t been updated since 2012 and my iPhone is being a butt about getting my music on it. The iPhone has 3 songs. One of them is the second movement from Beethoven’s 2nd Symphony. Not bad but not exactly run run run music.

Ok, back on track. I decided I’d try to listen to a book. I listened to Saving CeCe Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman. Such a good idea! The time just flew by.

A few weeks ago I decided to download a podcast What You Missed in History Class. It was just great! I learned something and ran 4 miles.

Now, back to the murder motivation.

I heard about the podcast Serial and thought it sounded interesting. It’s a true story of a murder committed in 1999. The narrator Sarah Koenig narrates this trial with evidence, interviews, and speculation.  I just get sucked into the story. WHO REALLY DID IT!?

It’s so good! I turn on Serial and just go. I become engrossed in the story and forgot about the fact that my legs are burning.

Last Saturday, B and I ran the Serology 15k Valentine’s Day Run. Yep. 15k = 9.3 miles! I ran 9.3 miles in 1:41 so about a 10 minute 52 second pace. Not bad for a noob. I’ll take it!  13.1 here I come! I can totally do this!

B and I. Looking FIERCE.
B and I. Looking FIERCE.

So, If you want to get into running or need some motivation to during your run I highly recommend murder!





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