the insomnia gremlins; the I've got a new phone and want to take hours setting it up and playing with it gremlins; the clean the house from top to bottom before the estate agents come to chat, then again for their photographer gremlins - leading to the couch potato gremlins and the scoffing unsuitable food gremlins. How fickle this running business is!.
The best bit was when I inadvertently locked myself out of my phone. Having switched from Android back to iPhone, I discovered I could no longer drag and drop the sound file I made myself with sound software of an old fashioned phone ringing, into the ringtones on my phone. I've transferred that tone from phone to phone for years, but Apple have decided to disable the ability to use your own ringtones. So i had the bright idea of restoring from the backup of my old (2014) iPhone. Haha, had forgotten it had a passcode for the unlock screen, so couldn't get back into my new phone as had forgotten passcode. What a plonker! Got the restore screen up and tried to factory reset my new phone via iTunes, but my flakey wifi kept cutting out when downloading the settimgs. In the end i had to get Apple support to download it from their end. So that took up the best part of a day when I should have been running.
Then, this morning when I finally made it out the door at 5.30am after a terrible night's sleep, I encountered the sauna gremlins. i had intended a mid range run, around 5 or 6k, but I was just too knackered. It was like breathing warm soup, the air was so thick. However, I notice my heart rate zones were much more balanced after this run.