I have been running of late, in terms of my ears that is, stark naked! I've jettisoned the headphones and music for the delights of nature and traffic noises entertaining my ear drums. However, this has it's downside and I've only discovered what it is.....
Running is very mental isn't it? (Not, "It's totally mental dude!" kind of thing - I mean it's psycholgical). Recently my runs haven't been as "successful" as I'd like owing to the fact that I have started to think too far ahead and thereby convincing myself "I'll never go THAT far!" This has lead me to end up walking for periods when I used to run non stop with Laura purring in my ear, cooing at me that I was a running God and I could do anything! (well you know what I mean..?!)
So this very morning I downloaded a podcast discussing various scientific stories. One was about how humans find it difficult to digest milk because of the enzyme in our bodies that stops working after we've been weaned as babies. Then there was an interview with a scientist from Qatar talking about research in Middle Eastern Universities. Then finally an interview with another scientist who has discovered a way of measuring the temperature of the inside of cells in nano degrees!!!! THESE STORIES WERE SOOOOOOOOOO BORING I forgot about feeling tired or how long I'd run. I was listening with jaw dropping amazement about how disinterested I was in these subjects that I ended up running 6K!!!!! Bloody amazing!
So now I'm going to trawl iTunes for more paralysingly boring podcasts to run to. Perhaps a discussion about the population census of Mexico in 1967, or an in depth discussion about gnats and their sex drive!!
Can't wait! Thanks for reading guys. You rock!