During the day, I don't listen to podcasts as much as I used to. Mainly because my full-time job involves a lot of random toddler-created noises, and I can't fully focus on the broadcast anyways. By the time the broadcast is over, I can't remember a single thing I learned! (Toddler-approved music is the way to go - Lecrae and For King and Country are our favorites lately!)
Now when I'm training for a full or half marathon, that's a different story.
The long run is my podcast time.
My Favorite Long Run PodcastsLong runs can get a bit monotonous and mentally boring, especially if you run solo. Listening to upbeat music or an interesting podcast helps to distract me from my legs whining about how tired they are or my mind attempting to convince me to cut the run short and go back to bed.
When I have a training run of an hour or longer, these are my top three go-to podcasts:
My Faith RadioThe My Faith Radio podcasts feature a variety of different hosts and faith-related topics ranging from Health & Wellness to Business & Finance to Relationships! When I am fitting in early morning training miles, this is my favorite podcast to learn more about God, growing in my relationship with Him and insight on biblical parenting and relationships.
Marathon Training AcademyThe Marathon Training Academy, or MTA, podcast is a great listen for everyone from beginners to advanced runners. Trevor and Angie Spencer share about all thing running and they were the ones who taught me about the marathoning basics back in 2009! They have been a great running resource for me and they share inspiring stories from other runners on their website as well.
Quick & Dirty Tipsthe Quick and Dirty Tips podcast is the way to go. The audio clips are around 10 minutes long each and cover pretty much every topic under the sun - even interior design, real estate, time management and pet training. The toddler parenting, grammar and exercise categories are my favorites!
What are your favorite podcasts?
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