The winter is always a tough time to run. With the short days and the cold weather, itâ€™s hard to convince yourself to put on those layers and head out the door. Once you do, though, itâ€™s well worth it. I find winter runs to be some of my best: thereâ€™s no humidity so itâ€™s much easier to breathe, the streets are less crowded, and once you warm up you can go as long as you want without getting all sticky and sweaty.
Of course youâ€™ll occasionally need a little extra motivation to bundle up and start out, and thatâ€™s where audiobooks come in. I just recently listened to Big Little LiesÂ on audio, and boy did it help me get going! The drama, the friendships, the dark secrets just waiting to be uncoveredâ€¦you wonâ€™t want to stop running until you get through a few more chapters of this one! At first it seems like petty kindergarten-mom bickering, but I promise you, as the story develops it becomes so much more than that. And here is even more motivationâ€”theÂ HBO seriesÂ just started on February 19, so listen in advance of each episode so you can compare the audiobook to the show! Youâ€™ll be sure to log some long runs this way.
If juicy gossip and hidden backstories arenâ€™t your thing, here are a few more newly released audiobooks that might give you that extra boost to hit the pavement when the weather is trying to convince you otherwise:
The newest bestseller by Jodi Picoult, this audiobook will not disappoint. Audra McDonald and two co-narrators will pull you along as you question everything you know about privilege, power, and race.
If your New Yearâ€™s resolution had anything to do with losing weight or eating healthy, this audiobook is the one you should tune into during your next run. Itâ€™s an insightful look at how sugar affects us and how to combat this common addiction.
This is a real running story about perseverance: the drive to keep going when youâ€™re being held back, and to reach for a better life when the world is crumbling around you.
A thriller with twists and turns that will get your heart pumping and keep you engaged as the miles fly by.
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