With it being May and completing Race At Your Pace in April by the skin of my teeth, I've decided to once again commit to running. It's a great habit for me and I always feel better after exercising.
I think I do prefer weight training and even HIIT, but I don't keep up the consistency and consistency is key - as I've literally just seen @richardlynch write about. For now, I'm going to focus on running, but I think in the long term I might weave in different types of exercise.
That being said, I've typically ran without music. I've changed that in the last couple of runs with the latest run using an app called Zombies, Run! It's so helpful. For me, the hardest part about running is what to focus on. I try to focus on posture, breathing, but not my legs. With this app or music, I didn't even feel the need to focus on these aspects as much.
I managed to do an entire run without stopping tonight. Almost 5k in 26 minutes. I think that is on par with my personal best in the past - nothing too impressive, but it felt good.
The story was simple, and the voice acting was near-dire at times, but it was fun and distracting. There is an option to turn on random zombie chases. I think I'll try that next time.