This past summer while running some of my longer runs, I started noticing that the music I had been listening to just wasn’t doing it for me anymore. I was definitely one of those people that absolutely NEEDED ear buds and a good set from Soundcloud on each and every run-including races. One day I was reading an article on one of my favorite blogs, The Everygirl, about their top recommended podcasts. On it I discovered my new favorite podcast: The Skinny Confidential Him and Her. My world was changed forever!
I found that instead of listening to the radio in the car I’d tune in to Lauryn and Michael, and then thought…why not listen on a long run? If podcasts made my car rides go by in a flash, what would it do for my 10 mile runs? Turns out it does a LOT! I was listening and getting lost in the conversations they were having with entrepeneurs, fitness, gurus, nutritionists, and my runs were just flying by seemingly effortless. Gone were the days of my Soundcloud addiction. I even found that breaking my obsession with tunes in my ears allowed me to lace up without my earbuds. It was so freeing! So here are my top 3 podcasts I keep on rotation for my runs and basically for life.
The Skinny Confidential Him and Her
The Skinny Confidential is a blog turned podcast. Lauryn Everts started her lifestyle blog, The Skinny Confidential as a way to create a community for women who wanted the skinny on all things fashion, health, and life with a dose of what she would call “major realness”. Her and her husband Michael Bosstick started the podcast and are now over 100 episodes deep. Their chemistry is amazing and they are both hilarious together. Both of them give a “him and her tip of the week”, and add major value to your life with their guests ranging from Kelly Leveque, celebrity nutritionist to Garry “Vee” Vanderchuck, businessman and author.
LISTEN IF: you’re into entrepreneurship, health, beauty, nutrition, being a badass woman.
The Negative Splits
These are just 3 dudes from Buffalo, NY shooting the shit. They talk everything from running to family to crazy ass hilarious stories. The best part about it is that they interview some amazing (mostly distance) runners like Allie Kiefer (5th overall finisher at the NYC marathon), Clare Gallagher (2nd place finisher at the North Face 50 endurance race), and Matt Fitzgerald (author for Women’s Running, and ultra runner who has trained in Flagstaff, AZ with the Hoka One team). The laidback style of The Negative Splits is perfect for getting great interviews out of the most chill ultra runners around.
LISTEN IF: you need a running buddy for your long runs-because that’s what it feels like you’re getting: some casual conversation and laughs out on the trails with good friends.
The Tony Robbins Podcast
For those of you who don’t know who Tony Robbins is yet, you have some work to do. He doesn’t like to call himself a motivator (he considers himself a coach), but if you don’t feel highly motivated after listening to anything this guy says, you might want to check your pulse. He has coached people like former President Bill Clinton, and sports stars like Michael Jordan. He has plenty of talks on Youtube that you can check out with topics like unlocking your potential, and how to get exactly what you want, but if you’re looking for something a bit longer (and want to be able to navigate to a different app on your iPhone (…am I right?) then download his podcast. He talks business, investment, motivation, health, body language…basically everything you’d want to know in order to be successful.
LISTEN IF: you want to get the inside scoop on what success looks like and you’re interested in tapping into your inner potential to be the best person you can be.
Drop a comment below and let me know what your go-to podcasts are! Happy Running!