I do not consider myself a "runner." Before you FREAK OUT and say, "but you're training for a half marathon AND full marathon, of course you're a runner!" Let me explain.
Running does not come easily to me. My form is all wrong, I don't particularly look forward to it and I'm happiest when my miles are over. Can I make myself do it? Yes. I love working out and I'm disciplined so with a good training schedule, sure I'll make it happen.
That being said, with such lofty goals for a non-runner like me, I had to figure out how to make the experience more enjoyable. My friend recommended Nike Run Club. This has been instrumental in helping me train...and even start to enjoy it?! I made friends/running buddies that I meet every week, many of whom are training for the same races as me.
I also put together an ever-growing running playlist. I wanted to share with you guys so maybe it pushes you a little more in the gym, makes you go the extra mile, whatever! Also selfishly, hoping you tell me your favorite songs that I'm missing so I can keep adding on!
Without further ado...