Earlier this week, I got home from babysitting ready to go for a run. The only problem: my phone was about to die and it was charging at a snail’s pace. I had to go for a run without my music source or run tracker.
I didn’t mind not knowing how far I had run. By this point I have done the loop so many times I pretty much know the distances. I didn’t mind too much not knowing how long I had been running. I knew I could log the run in after to find out my pace.
What I missed most on this run was my music. Having music lets me completely zone out while I run. It keeps me pumped up to keep going. It distracts me when I get tired. It makes my runs fun!
With the silence, I actually had to pay attention to what I was doing. I started to really notice my technique. I know that is supposed to be a good thing but it was just so much work! I ended up running the loop a bit slower than usual. I guess that is ok if I was running it with better form.
Moving forward, I will consider leaving my phone at home every once in a while so I can improve my technique, not just my endurance. Most of the time though, it will be coming with me because my playlists are the best! Now I just have to make sure I keep it charged enough to take with me!