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Repeating the program

DottyF
DottyFGraduate

So I graduated last year but those of you who might remember me will know I’m a run walker aka jeffer at heart but I’m here again to push myself to get to half an hour at least non stop running. My problem is a love the idea of it but get bored easily so any tips would be great 😄

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Get a good book! It can be a bit dull to just run but an audio books (or podcasts if you prefer) can help the time pass. Sometimes, looking forward to my next listen is what gets me out of the door :)

DottyF
DottyFGraduate in reply to helenwheels

Thanks Helen I do like to listen to my audible books but I forget to do it so I’ll give it a go any suggestions for a good one?

helenwheels
helenwheels in reply to DottyF

Well that really depends what you like! I have just finished Trainspotting by Irving Welsh; which was not always an easy listen, but did make me laugh out loud at times (always good whilst jogging).

For a more sedate run, I have just started the Dutch House by Anne Pratchett, read by Tom Hanks (who does an amazing performance as you might expect)

Good luck :)

DottyF
DottyFGraduate in reply to helenwheels

Thanks I’ll have a look at the Dutch house

helenwheels
helenwheels in reply to DottyF

HaHa

Yes Trainspotting is not for the faint hearted :)

DottyF
DottyFGraduate in reply to helenwheels

I went for the Jane Austin book club in the end because I love Richard Armitages voice. Shallow I know 😂😂

helenwheels
helenwheels in reply to DottyF

Oh also very good is Actress by Ann Enwright. An abridged version is being read on R4 atm, so you can listen to it free on Sounds. In fact loads of stuff there :)

I really enjoyed Louis Theroux's 'Lockdown' podcast too

DottyF
DottyFGraduate in reply to helenwheels

Ooh I like Louis

DottyF
DottyFGraduate in reply to helenwheels

Oh and I like the actress idea too

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate

Listen to the radio

Sook2
Sook2Graduate in reply to Tasha99

I agree! You can get teeny weeny radios that clip onto your belt if you don’t have a good data plan for your phone

DottyF
DottyFGraduate in reply to Sook2

I have good data but I do like a gadget (shuffles off to look at teeny weeny radios 😍)

DottyF
DottyFGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Thanks Tasha that’s a good idea

Tasha99
Tasha99Graduate in reply to DottyF

It’s like having company 🤣

DottyF
DottyFGraduate in reply to Tasha99

Always good 😂😂

Hidden
Hidden

I listen to plays, audio books etc on BBC sounds app. Most episodes of plays are 30 minutes. Check out Sounds app and I'm sure you'll find something to suit your taste. If you don't have unlimited data on your phone they are all available to download. Keep on running 🏃‍♀️

DottyF
DottyFGraduate in reply to Hidden

Thanks I’ll definitely give the sounds app a try only used it for Chris Evans when he was on radio two

Sook2
Sook2Graduate

I always find marathontalk podcast is good for a run, even though I’m very slow and never likely to run a marathon again !

DottyF
DottyFGraduate in reply to Sook2

Thanks I’ll look that one up too

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