So after I posted yesterday I realized that I had totally forgotten to tell you about wearing my new earbuds! I also forgot to take pictures. So you get pictures of me modeling them today. You’re so lucky, I know.
The BludBuds X showed up at my house on Wednesday (I think) and I didn’t get to try them out until just yesterday. But it was worth the wait! As you can see above, they come with three different sizes for the ear piece and then the ear buds so you can get a really snug feel. Seriously I can hardly hear much noise while wearing them (I ran with one in and one out yesterday so I could talk to Nan). It also came with that cute little case to keep it all in.
It has the control on the right side (depending on how you choose to wear the earbuds) and it was so easy to change songs, increase or decrease the volume, etc. I was worried about the wires bounding on my neck as I ran but they didn’t! I hardly noticed they were there! It was a beautiful thing.
These get a big thumbs up for me and I’m so excited to have them as I train for my first marathon! Thanks again, Janae!
Today’s Tip of the Day is actually just going to come from me. I’ve had a few friends approach me about how to train for different types of races (because I’m SUCH an expert on all of this…ha!) and here are a few general things I’ve come up with:
- Start from where you are! This may sound dumb but I think people (including myself) think that if we’re going to run a certain race/distance/whatever that we need to already be at that point. That is why you train! To work up to where you want to be! If right now you can run 2 miles without stopping, great! That’s where you’re at. Now try running for 2.5 or 3 miles. You’ll get to where you need to be by working up to it, not by already being there.
- Listen to your body. This kind of goes along with the first tip, but you have to know the difference between something that’s hard and something that is hurting you. If your body truly hurts (not just the “you’re sore from rocking that workout” hurt) don’t push it that hard. Work up to it. Take rest days every week. Take an extra one if you need to. Ice sore joints. Take care of yourself! The last thing you want is to get injured and not be able to do your race you’re working so hard for.
- Find and follow a training plan. This is always so helpful for me! If someone else has already laid out what I should be doing each day I’m so much more likely to do. I recommend checking out Halhigdon.com. It has great training plans for different races and skill levels.
- Be proud of yourself!!! Whether you’re running your first 5K, a relay race or a marathon, you’re doing something you’ve never done before! You’re pushing your body to new limits and to top it off, you’re getting more fit and more healthy! What more could you want?! You’re pretty much awesome.
Well it’s a rainy day here, so I’m going to curl up in a blanket, turn on a chick flick and possibly fall asleep listening to the rain. Sunday naps are the best! 🙂
What’s your favorite piece of running equipment?
Do you like rainy days?
Have a very happy and cozy Sunday!