Good Thursday to ya'll. The weather cleared up enough for a run this evening. Whew. I needed it. It wasn't a stressful day from work but I was determined to get out for a run. I was all pumped coming home from work, jammin' in the car, then when I got home I hit a few snags. I wanted to try my MP3 player out for the first time during a run. I didn't change the ear buds before going to Hawaii but determined while on the trip I needed to change them to a smaller size. So I went to change them and do you think I can find the 2 extras sets provided? Nah, of course not. Frustration. Don't you hate it when you put something in a safe place so you won't lose it and then you end up losing it anyway? This drives me crazy! I still chose to take my MP3 just to try it out. Then I forgot my Garmin walking out the door. That's what happens when you're out of routine, you forget things. I went back inside and grabbed it. Then it wouldn't pick up a signal. It took so long that I ended up back inside....why freeze outside while it waits to pick up a signal? I was truly frustrated at that point along with being hungry. All while being determined to go for a run. And at that point I knew I truly needed that time to myself, even if I had already worked a 12 hour day. It finally got the signal and off I went.
Running with music/MP3 player is definitely different than what I'm used to. It may take some time getting used to....getting the perfect volume, figuring out where to put the thing (it has a clip and most of my clothes have a pocket for such a device but I want to be able to change it if need be. I ended up wrapping the excess earphone cord around the unit and held it. You also have the constant "thump, thump, thump" in your ears from the cords moving.
I started out with Shrek 2's "I Need A Hero." Then it was Dirty Dancing Havana Nights' "Do You Only Want To Dance?", then it took off to Michael Sembello's "Maniac" Awww yeah! Kickin' it up a notch. All I could do was think of was the new Kia commercial with the guy dancing to Maniac. Eminem's "Til I Collapse" started up but I had to change it....too slow at the rate I was going. I finished up to Israel Houghton and New Breed's "Favor Of The Lord" I was definitely moving at that point and even debated whether to go longer, but I had David waiting at home (He had already run) ready to watch some Pirates 3 (we only started the special features tonight due to time).
I was pumped to see what my Garmin had to say but was also ready to have disappointment if I hadn't kept as good of a pace as I thought. Well, I had a pleasant moment when the Garmin read that I had one of my best times to date. Sweet. Maybe I will stick with the MP3 player. It definitely kept my mind going. It's also amazing how much noise you realize you make. Maybe people won't understand me...but with the earbuds in it's almost like wearing ear plugs and you hear the breathing noises you're making. I thought to myself, "Do I always breathe that loud? Is it noticable to those around me?" Weird. I wonder what the player will have in store for me on my next run. Oh what fun. No more mental MP3 for me!