They say running is 90% mental, so how do you get yourself moving and motivated to do it?
- Running to music from Epcot on a warm humid day totally brings me back to the day I ran the 10K in 2014. In my mind, I can even see Spaceship Earth to the left of me while I’m running. It’s such a great motivator to remember a big accomplishment from your life, and then build on that. (And no crying while running in public. 😉 )
- Running to the song from Soarin’ is freaking awesome!! The wind blowing in my hair, the smell of the water – it’s just like being back there again. Of course it’s also really amusing if you have beat-sync set on your running app. Patrick Warburton’s voice gets a little funky while he’s doing the intro at the beginning. 🙂
- Putting the old “Move It! Shake It! Celebrate It Street Party” music on beat-sync is not only entertaining – it’s hilarious!! It sounds like the entire cast hit Starbucks for a double shot of espresso before the parade. Oh my goodness! And it is SO hard to not dance along while listening to it! Listen – you can get away with pretty much any kind of public silliness when you’re at Walt Disney World. While running on a local trail? Not so much. Waving your hands around to music that no one can hear could put you in a van with the men in the white coats.
So there it is. The three things I learned this morning while running to my new Walt Disney World playlist. When you’re running – especially if you’re just starting out – you’ve got to find something that gets you moving and keeps you going along the way. I love the motivation and joy that comes from remembering all of the awesome times that we’ve had at Disney. It makes me smile, laugh and – most importantly – makes me forget about what I’m putting my body through at that moment! 😉