Went for what was supposed to be a gentle 10k run today. I wanted to run the entire thing - lately I've been doing a lot of run-walk sessions lately and wanted a slow all-running one. As with most runs, I selected my 'Running music' playlist and put it on shuffle which usually gives me a nice mix of fast upbeat songs, with a few slower motivational ones thrown in. For some reason today there was no slow ones in the mix, by kilometer three I was already feeling like I was flying.
I started flagging, but the songs kept coming. Maybe it's the years I spent as a dancer, but I just can't run in discordance to the beat. So on I went.
At kilometer 8 I glanced down at my Garmin and with horror saw it start to blink as it was running out of batteries. Motivator of motivators! Pick up that pace to record this run because it's not going to happen again for awhile! Despite being dog tired I kept that pace up until the end. The slow songs never came. Garmin stayed alive to record that 10 k and a new PB with around two and a half minutes shaved off the last best run.
So folks, a Garmin low on batteries sure gets those feet moving faster. Happy running folks.