I've just spent 2 1/2 hours fiddling with my iPod and matching existing songs to BPM after reading eshaz14's post about being bored with music and lack of direction. I now have over an hour's worth of a very strange mixture ranging from The Beach Boys, through Bruno Mars to Bon Jovi and The Beatles, I just hope I guessed the pace/BPM about right, we'll find out on the next run, eh?
I managed to sneak a good run in on Monday this week, new location for me, I ran in the woods. Forgot to wear my off road shoes, thought it would be nice to try the new (cheap from Aldi) shoes. It wasn't too muddy so I didn't slip around too much. It was a novelty having to dodge tree roots and I have always been a bit wussy and stayed on the flat in the past, so having some little inclines was good for me. I thought I'd ache a bit, but I was fine. I really enjoyed it, shame the leaves are already on the floor, as I wasn't sure I was always on an actual path (it's been a while since I was there, as my dog died a couple of years ago - a previous favourite place though). It's lovely to run somewhere that you only see one or two people, but you know that someone's dog will find you if you keel over
I was actually VERY good on Monday, because I went to YinYoga aswell, it is such a good complement for the running, it really stretches the connective tissue, and you don't need to have good balance or be able to tie yourself in knots as it's all matwork Despite the 'me time', I managed to get through quite a few things on my to do list. Dashed back to the coast for some admin and flat clearing on Tuesday afternoon and this morning. I took my running gear 'just in case' but the rain was pounding down this morning and I had a lot to get through, so I didn't manage a run along the seafront this time - will make sure I have all weather running options next time.
If I wake early enough tomorrow I shall go for a run near home and then relax at the hairdressers at 10am If I don't rise early enough, well, tough, I'll just squeeze it in somewhere else on Thurs or Friday