Sunday, 9 March 2014

Run, run, run!

In an attempt to inject some movement into my Netflix-based lifestyle, I have recently been using a fun little running app on my iPhone. I know, fun and running. I realise there are people out there for whom running and exercise in general comes naturally and enjoyably, but I am just not one of them. I seriously lack motivation, particularly when it's cold and I'm tired from work - so basically, every day. However, my energy and fitness levels are feeling pretty shabby, so the time has come for me to get moving. 

The things I enjoy most are reading (books, blogs, whatever), tv, films and games with a story. In fact, anything with a story. So in order to make exercise fun, it needed a bit of story to it, something to make me want to keep going. Naturally, there's an app for that. I've been using Zombies, Run! which basically tells me a little story as I run, all about how I am on post-apocalyptic running missions. The idea is, anyone can run faster than a zombie, so anyone can do it! Perfect for me. Each run is a little mission in itself, and they are all part of a bigger season-arc storyline. This is basically a geeky tv show, that I get to be in. The story is split into parts, integrated with whatever playlist you have put on your phone. I realise this all sounds incredibly nerdy, but if emotional attachment to characters in an app is what makes me want to run, so be it. The voice acting is really quite good, and it tells you all of your stats at the end, putting them on a little map for you.

Inspired by Shannon at DimpletoDimple, who posted recently with examples of inspirational geeky gymwear, I have put together a little wishlist of items that might make me feel a bit more motivated to run. 

1. Who doesn't want to be Batman? (Active Apparel $27)

2. My fringe is at that awkward stage of growing out, and this would keep it from driving me insane. (Sweaty Betty, £6)
3.A font-based choice. (Active Apparel, $27)
4. This jacket is for those of us who like to spend over £200 on clothes that are going to get sweat on them. Hey, I said this was a wish list. (Adidas by Stella McCartney, £240)
5. I always knew that if I ever had the urge to run, I'd want to do it in Roche Runs. I also like the pink versions, and there's a customisation option on the website. (Nike, £70)
6. Not convinced I'd look as good as the model in these, but they are rather nice, and I suppose that can be one of my wishes. (Nike, £50)
7. This is pretty perfect for me and my dorky little game. (Active Apparel $27)
8. A t-shirt that sums up my feelings towards running some days...(coming soon to TruffleShuffle)
9. Would I pay this much for a vest top that I plan on running in? See number 8. It's rather pretty though. (Adidas by Stella McCartney £40)

My current running attire consists of ancient tracksuit bottoms, trainers from the children's section of adidas, and more often than not, a Sunnydale High t-shirt. So yeah, probably need to up my game. Where do you buy workout clothes? 


  1. I downloaded that app at one point but never quite got around to using it properly, I may have to try it again now it's getting warmer and I have no excuse to avoid a run.

    1. It is much easier when you don't have to do it in the dark, cold and rain! x

  2. I love the batman top! I should really get back in to working out properly.

    Jenn | PhotoJennic


    1. I was Batman for World Book Day this week, I feel that top is a necessary addition to my life! x

  3. Those shoesssssssss are so cute, I love the colour xx
    Gemma //

    1. Me too! I do also like that you can customise them, pick different colours etc. on the website. x


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