Again! I'm getting a bit fed up with this. The run itself was okay - just into Ashbourne, through the churchyard and back, but the sodding phone and apps didn't work.
I've ditched Mr. Mapmyrun as he couldn't keep his attention on me for more than 30 seconds. Mr. Endomondo was much more alert this morning, finding my location much quicker than Mr. MMR. I set my music playing - tracks carefully chosen starting with My Sharona at 150 bpm and increasing to the likes of Queen, Blondie and Elvis at 160 bpm, with a final flourish of Billy Idol at 165. I hit the button to start Endomondo, put my phone back into my armband - and promptly lost the volume. So I fished it out again, scrabbled around the various menus, put it back and set off. There was a long beep, so stopped, took it all out again - to find what looked like a fatal error on my phone. Eeek! I couldn't even switch the phone off, so I did the 'when in doubt, take the battery out' thing and restarted everything - to find that exactly the same thing happened again.
So I abandoned all hope of running to music and tracking my pace etc and set off running anyway. After what's usually about 3 minutes or so I remembered to start my stopwatch *sigh* and plodded around the church and back home.
I think that this armband is probably slightly tight on this phone, so perhaps there's a special combination button press that I am achieving by accident. I'll buy a different one before my next run and see if that makes a difference. Needless to say, the Carphone Warehouse manager hasn't delivered on his promise of a free armband
Good things about the run - I thought I'd only manage 15 minutes or so, but did the whole thing, which is normally around the 28 minutes mark. The churchyard has moved on from snowdrops and is now featuring a fab combination of pale daffodils, bright daffodils and forget-me-nots, so it looks absolutely gorgeous. And I saw my first swallows of the year! It must be spring