Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Running the Extra Mile

I've had a rough few days.  So to find some humor in my frustrations is a good sign, I think.  Maybe I'm not as stressed out today, which is a good thing.

I began running again last week.  It was good to do.  I've run with Millie a few times and by myself a few times.  I love how good I feel afterward.  In fact, I've been feeling so good afterward that I went for more of a challenge today.

I've been running two miles over the last week and a half.  But it hasn't been quite enough to really push me.  Plus, I don't have music on my mp-3 that coordinates with a 23 minute run.  It's all on there from the end of my Couch to 5k program and set up for 35 to 45 minute runs.  Problem is, my favorite songs are the last songs on my playlists and I keep missing them because I finish my run before I reach that point in my playlist.

Today I thought I'd challenge myself with running 3 miles and playing my 5k playlist.  I knew my favorite song would be the last song I'd hear while running and then some of my other favorite songs as I walked the remainder of the way home.

I was nearly done with my running and the song before my favorite came on.  I was so excited because it's been so long since I've run to my favorite song.  The last chord played and I prepared myself to straighten my shoulders as my favorite gave me that last bit of umph I needed to finish my 3 miles....... Silence.

I haven't charged my mp-3 player since before Thanksgiving.  And it died. 

I still haven't run to my favorite song.  Despite my literal extra mile, I didn't get to hear my song. 

My mp-3 player is currently charging.


Lori said...

That's a bummer. Now though, you'll always make sure your player is charged. :-D

So what's your favorite song?

Merinda Reeder said...

Oooooooh. Right at that moment? Like, it couldn't go out 4 minutes earlier... hardly fair.
Way to go on the extra mile.

Heather said...

Dang'ol Murphys Law. Always.