My own music!

Morning runs kill me.  Why do they seem so much harder?

Anyway, worked again on W6D3.  I stopped to stretch my calves after a minute or two of running, which helped a lot with the calf pain!  Amazing how that works.  (I have to thank my coworker for this– I was talking to him one afternoon about my stiff calves after running in the morning, and he just said, “You didn’t stretch, did you…”)  Duly loosened, I continued on.  And about 15 minutes in I just stopped running.  It’s like my willpower ran out.  I wasn’t really tired, or in pain, or anything that should have caused me to stop.  I was just hot and grumpy and discouraged.  It’s frustrating, and I’ve got no one to blame but myself.

I wound up downloading the RunKeeper free app for my phone and strapping it on while I ran (sorry Robert, I love your encouragement but I can’t take 25 minutes of crappy trance).  I’m not sure if this was a blessing or a curse.  On the one hand, I got to listen to my own music (omg YAY).  On the other hand, the app had a hard time keeping a GPS connection and it showed a pace (is it right? I don’t know) which was really slow.  Now, I know I’m slow.  But it just looked like “neener neener you’ll never make a 10-minute mile at this rate”.  It was so discouraging!  Maybe next time I’ll turn it off so I can’t see the screen and just wait for the music to run out.

On a more fun note, here’s my little playlist!

Dream Theater - Under a Glass Moon
Beck - Go It Alone
B-52s - Hot Pants Explosion
Jamiroquai - Canned Heat
David Bowie - The Pretty Things Are Going to Hell
Basement Jaxx - U Can't Stop Me
David Bowie - Little Wonder
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