Running on your own
I am really lucky enough to get a place in the VLM and have already started training.
I completed the GNR in September and thoroughly enjoyed it.
My problem is that I like in a village in the middle of nowhere and have nobody to run with which of course gets really boring. I've put up adverts in the local shops to see if anybody fancies running, but no takers :(
I do travel to the nearest town and go to the excellent gym there, but again it's on my own.
I also go to parks, reservoirs etc... I really try to vary where I run, but it gets very lonely and very boring.
Getting to the point where after a few miles I've had enough. I don't want to feel like this because I soooo want to do London. Maybe the change in weather doesn't help as it's miserable and dark, but that's never bothered me before.
I'm sure I can't be the only one that runs on their own, but does anybody have any suggestions as to how I can keep my motivation going... I do go to the gym or either running outside 5-6 days a week.
Thanks Trace x
A good playlist or audio book?
I have a few good running music lists but have never thought of audio books.
That may be worth looking at, thanks
What's your nearest running club?
Is there a Run England group near you?
"Only mzungus run along the paved road" Chris Cheboiboch, Kenya.
Audio books are a really good idea. I love running to music but I reckon audio books would be great for long runs to stop you from getting bored.
Join my Blonde music group to keep up to date and chat about the latest blonde music news...
what kind of audio books would you read Hannah?
I was interested in this post as I am in the same situation (having moved to a new area and don't know anyone to run with!), audio books are a great idea for longer runs! I recently bought a treadmill which I found helped with varying my runs so I could watch a tv show etc for some of them, rather than constantly running outside on my own.
I used to go to a gym that had TVs in the machines - it made the workout fly by!
"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted." - John Lennon
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