I posted about how great my running has been recently. That was all fine until this morning.
The universe conspired against me today. I first got off to a slow start due to our water pump dying and having to tend to that. I also had an email that required immediate attention (which, by the way, is still unresolved).
As my iPod has met an untimely demise (R.I.P.), I am dependent on my iRiver to keep podcasts flowing into my ears. I keep all my podcasts in iTunes which is managed by my wife’s Mac. I then export the podcasts I want into a folder on her computer. From my computer I tunnel in and pull the files to my machine. Then I drop the shows onto the iRiver for my listening pleasure. Last night I did not have time to get all of that arranged before going to bed, therefore I needed to do that this morning. It did not go well and I ended up on my run without it.
Since today is a speed day, it is not so bad to not have my iPod distraction. I often will turn it off or stash it on the side of the track while doing my speed work.
I did not get out of the house until 40 minutes after I planned to leave.Â That was enough time to have done my run and been back home.
The track was closed today. I was really looking forward to doing some good speed work. Now I don’t have my podcasts to listen to, nor can I do track work. Drats!
By this point, I decided to just do my warm up and cool down runs and call it a day. I tacked on a little extra to the run to make it worth having gotten out of bed for. I also did a good long stretching session after the run.
No running sob story would be complete without a hurt foot. My big toe on my left foot hurt today for some odd reason. Don’t you feel sorry for me?
Tomorrow is weights and maybe I can get back on track on Wednesday.
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Sounds like “Did you ever have one of those days?” Hope your toe was not because of your shoes. Maybe the next running day will be better.
I’m sorry to hear about the iPod… now you can get a Nano with video!
We have those days on running. It’s inevitable. I believe it’s that whole… balance of the universe stuff. Don’t let it get you down or worse don’t let it keep you indoors!
I am not sure what is going on with the iPod. I updated to the newest iTunes and it seems to be working…for now. I do not dare take it on an hour run with the fear that it will conk out on me like it did last week when I was just 1.5 miles into a 4 mile run.
I had a much better time getting out of the house this morning and actually doing my run. Thanks for the encouragement.