Running Entertainment!

What can I tell you about last night’s run? I’m sure I could find some words to describe it, but instead I think I’ll let this picture do the talking for me:

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89% humidity! That’s just too much. On the flip side, you may have heard we have some hurricane-y weather coming our way in South Florida, and the clouds provided some relief from the usually relentless sun.

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I just recently started listening to the Psychobabble podcast during my runs and I am IN LOVE with it. The podcast is hosted by Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl, two gay best friends who are also popular YouTube personalities. Tyler is an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights, has about 8 million subscribers on YouTube and can brag that Hillary Clinton follows him on Twitter. If you know anything about Hillary than you obviously know she follows less than 150 people on Twitter so that makes Tyler kind of a big deal.

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Tyler is the shorter one. He’s a runner too!

I love Psychobabble because Tyler and Korey are HILARIOUS. In each episode they dissect the latest in pop culture news (usually celebrity gossip … like Katy Perry vs Taylor Swift drama). Normally I wouldn’t care about Katy vs Taylor type news but these two guys make everything so funny. The podcast is labeled by iTunes as Explicit because they frequently curse and make jokes that are sexual in nature. If that sort of thing turns you off then the podcast isn’t for you… but it’s totally for me!

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Listening to this podcast makes my runs feel way too short because I want to keep listening! I frequently laugh out loud really hard making other people give me strange looks. Oh well!

I just wanted to tell you about Psychobabble in case you’re looking for something lighthearted to listen to during your easy runs.

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I also recently started listening to the Learn French Words album on Spotify during some runs. I took French in college but have forgotten almost everything so this is kind of fun. I mostly just think it’s so cool that Spotify now offers language “courses” and I want to take advantage of that!

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I’ve only listened to one episode of French so far but I am proud to say I can count to 12 again (LOL). I can also tell you how to say simple things like, “Hello Brother,” in case you need to know that.

(It’s “Bonjour frère!”)

Okay, I’m heading out for now. It’s time to tackle Thursday head-on!

Au revoir!

Are you fluent (or semi-fluent) in multiple languages?
What are you currently listening to during your runs? New album? Good podcast?

15 comments

  1. cheryl

    I haven’t listened to anything on any of my runs yet this cycle…I think I have been too lazy to pull out headphones. I have been a little nervous about using my phone on the run in this humidity–I had to get the camera replaced a while ago. We have been dealing with the crazy humidity up here (it has been 89% in the morning when I go running)–YUCK.
    I took many years of French, MANY years ago…I don’t think I remember much!
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    1. Kristina

      Hi Cheryl, I hear ya! I ended up with water damage on an old phone because of running in high humidity. I haven’t had any issues since I started using an armband though. A good waterproof/sweatproof armband can be a lifesaver for phones!

  2. Heather

    German was my minor in college, but I’ve hardly used it since. I probably would just embarrass myself if I tried to use it now.

    I really need to get some new playlists/podcasts on my ipod. I’ve been listening to the same things over and over again for months! I like the idea of using my running time as learning time.
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    1. Kristina

      I was in the same boat – listening to the same songs over and over again. Listening to the French courses on the run has been fun.

      I don’t think it would be easy to pick up a new language as a complete beginner – if you zone out you’ll miss so much. However, I’m finding it a good way to refresh my basic knowledge.

      I would suggest using a pair of earbuds that allows you to pause easily. I find that I need to listen to a set of words and then pause the track so I can repeat them in my mind over and over, before moving on to the next set of words. (I hope that makes sense!)

  3. Jennifer @ The Final Forty

    I need some new stuff to listen to, that’s for sure! I pretty much listen to the same (Disney, lol) songs over and over and over again…thanks for the tip! I’ve never tried running to a podcast, but I’m willing to do anything to make the time go by a little faster, haha. 🙂
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    1. Kristina

      Hahah I LOOOOVE listening to “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” on my runs! It’s so motivational, haha!

  4. Maddie @ Dixie Runs

    I loooove that stormy picture!! I would have been scared to go running, but at least it looks cool 🙂 and you got some shade! I’m not fluent in anything but english. Thomas and I were at a mexican restaurant the other day and we tried to communicate only in Spanish (we are going to Mexico on our honeymoon) and we could barely string a sentence together. It was so funny but so pathetic. I took Spanish all through high school and college but don’t remember any of it!
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    1. Kristina

      Hahaah I totally understand! I’m sure I sounded ridiculous trying to speak spanish while we were in the DR!

  5. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    Thanks for the podcast tip! I have a ton to listen to right now because Big Brother is on and Survivor is starting in less than a month (I listen to RHAP and he covers those shows) but in the winter I will be OUT of stuff to listen to, so I will try to remember about psychobabble. Are you still listening to Undisclosed?
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    1. Kristina

      I’m not listening to Undisclosed anymore, are you? I got a little bit bored with it.

      I will remind you about Psychobabble!!

  6. Running Schlub

    Omg I’m trying to regain my Spanish classes from high school lol. I’m going to check out spotify.

    Music during runs?!?! That is beneath me now that I’m elite lol, no music, just the sound of my pain when,I run ?
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    1. Kristina

      Hahaha as an elite like Sage I expect more running vlogs!!!!

  7. Margaret

    I’ve been listening to Gilmore Guys on my runs lately – I have the same problem of randomly laughing out loud!
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    1. Kristina

      I’ve never heard of Gilmore Guys, I need to check that out! Thanks!

  8. Kristen @ Glitter and Dust

    I need to check Psychobabble out and take it with me on my walks. Walking by myself can be quite boring (and time consuming), so a lighthearted podcast might be just the thing I need to get me more motivated.

    I never thought about learning a language while walking/running. I have wanted to learn Spanish for years, but never put in the time at home. It’s one of those “maybe I’ll start tomorrow” type deals. Lazy.
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