I got home yesterday and I was totally not motivated to run. Finally by quarter to 5 I had put on my running shorts. My roommate was messing around with his sound system and his iPhone which he uses to remotely play music from his computer on the stereo. He knew that I was struggling to get myself out the door for my run so of course he played all the pump up songs he had. Just as I was lacing up my sneakers he played "List of Demands" by Saul Williams (as seen on the Nike "My Better is Better" commercial). This totally got my ready to go, and I really wanted to listen to this song while i ran but I do not run with music. I have an ipod but its too big for running. My roommate suggested I buy a shuffle.
I am not sure about this though - I have heard it is really unsafe to run while listening to music and most of the time I like hearing the sounds around me. The super quiet of the dark mornings or the bustling at 4pm. I am now debating what to do - if I were to get one I am not sure I would use it and if I did I feel like it would only be once in a while.
After hearing that song, I pretty much sprinted my 3 mile run. My right shin felt super tight pretty much the whole way but otherwise I felt really good. I wasn't totally out of breath until about mile 2.5 and then I seemed to get a second wind! ( i love that burst of energy!) I feel really confident now about the race Saturday.
3 miles/20:48/6:56 pace
Tonight I am going to try and go swimming. Some personal situations have escalated recently and it has me really stressed out and I am still really tired. Right now I just want to go home and curl up on the couch in a nice warm blanket and read my book. Its supposed to rain all day today, and the sky is still dark, gloomy and foreboding. Once again my productivity at work is at an all time low!