Back in April, Bobby and I signed up to run the half marathon in Walt Disney World set for January 2016. At that time, we weren’t sure if we would be able to run or not, but didn’t want to miss out on registration since we knew the race would sell out quickly. We went on with life for a few months, almost forgetting about the race until it became time to decide if we were going to defer to next year or run this year.
We were able to logistically make the travel portion work and I was excited to be going back to my happy place…but then I remembered I have to actually TRAIN for this race! If I’m being honest, long runs are not my favorite, and I get bored pretty quickly. I have never been one to listen to a lot of music, so other than running with someone, which is hard to schedule, I was left to my own thoughts and the open road. That is until I discovered Audible.
Audible is an Amazon company that sells digital audiobooks, radio and TV programs, and audio versions of magazines and newspapers. I was pretty shocked when I found out they have 180,000 book titles to choose from! Audible is an app that can be downloaded on both Android and iOS devices. I was even more stoked when I learned that your first book is free, and there is a free 30 day trial!
I immediately downloaded a book I have been eyeing titled: Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. The book is about habits. Changing bad ones, keeping and gaining energy from good ones, and learning how to do it all. The author also wrote a book you may have heard of, The Happiness Project. It was very popular a few years ago. I ran my first “long run” since September over the weekend, and it flew by listening to Audible. I wasn’t concerned with my pace, how tired or hot I was either, I was just engrossed in my book! I wish I had known about this when I was training for my full marathon last year, I would have been downloading books left and right. I love that I can go anywhere now and listen to my books!
Be sure to head over to Audible to start your free 30 day trial. I would love to hear what book you would pick first.
QOTD: What book would you choose to listen to with Audible?
LOVE having something to listen to on long runs, long drives or long subway trips.
Nicole@ life after heels says
I love audible
This is such a good idea! I definitely get bored running long runs alone, but this sounds like a way better idea. I used to do long treadmill runs while listening to the Serial podcast and I loved how it made time fly by so much faster!