Have always listened to music when I run - blocks out any thoughts of what I’m actually making myself do!!
So today - taking on the wind, slippery leaves, puddles and the occasional windfall apple 🍏 I prepare myself
C25k app ✅
Map my run ✅
Can’t delay the inevitable any longer so off I go
Jo reminds me how well I’m doing and to keep going then .........
Takes me a while to realise - something is definitely different but what???
Where’s my music?
Approaching end of 5 min warm up
SORT OUT THE MUSIC - quickly I can’t run without it
Jo begins the countdown
Music says it’s loading
I’ll have to make a start and wait for it to load
Wait a minute!
I’ve walked past my usual end of 5 min warm up spot
( and I’m going against the wind - I need alll the help I can get in the return route - wind with me has got to help!)
So the 25 min run begins
5 mins in Jo pops up - still no music
I’m gauging time by milestones along the way
Get to half way point of previous run - where’s Jo? Has she stopped working too?
Check phone I’ve still got over a minute until I’m halfway in to today’s run
I keep going - silently
Halfway reached - and I turn
Avoid today’s obstacles and return home
25 min run completed
No music - nothing to do but clear my headspace AND actually think about running
Ran further than ever before
0.32km than previous run
Maybe music isn’t for me after all - perhaps the Tech Gremlins have done me a favour 🎧