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Day 3: Zombies, RUN!

Yawn, another day to pound the pavement. Today was the mid-week struggle some of us can’t seem to shake. It was a struggle to get through the alarm, that didn’t go off and get ready for the late start on the run. I fired up Zombies, Run Chapter 2. Immediately I meet a new friend and I start to listen to his story, and I’m already through a 1/2 mile. What just happened?! I learned that there are multiple other cities in the story and different people had split up since the zombie outbreak.  It seems as if I am running through a novel for the first part of my run, which doesn’t disappoint me on a tough start.

The app has started to morph into more zombie chases in chapter 2.  The story slows down a little as you realize there might not be many people left in the world you are running through.  I venture out beyond the city walls and we find an old package through the run. It turns out there are necessities of life scattered all through out the jungle I am stuck in at this point. We are now on a race with zombies for supplies. The zombies seem smarter as well being able to predict where I am running now. It is getting harder to escape and escaping takes loner now.  They are learning my habits! I then her that I have hit 2 miles and I am right back on track for my pace.

The app on day three has me now running harder for longer and is pushing me to be a better runner. Honestly I am getting lost in the game part so I forget until I actually think about what I am doing. Every runner new or veteran knows that your mind carries you through or stops your runs, and the app really takes your mind out of the exercise.  This is fantastic if you struggle because you psych yourself out. This is where if you don’t have a running partner to get you  out and challenge you it can be tough to not think about your run. I am feeling a little faster and stronger from the zombie chases, and on my short runs it seems to be helping my endurance now.  Who would have thought an app about zombies would improve my running…

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