Last night, I'm so glad that I didn't run. I was in need of some good quality me time. This morning I got up to run my 4-mile loop, but I didn't quite make it. (I ran only 3.3 miles.) Yesterday, I read on Christin's blog about some of her tips for new runners.
Even though I am a seasoned runner (going on 12 years now), I thought maybe her tips could help me, and I'm always looking for ways to improve. One tip was to not listen to music. For as long as I can remember, my iPod has been attached to me. The only memories of no music for running was during track practices or races. Today, I decided to forego the music. #fail
In an attempt to listen to my breathing, I realized that there's a reason I run slower when I run without music. I'm a loud breather. The sounds of my breathe distract me from keeping my head clear, giving myself mini pep talks, and focusing on my cadence. I agree with all of her other tips, but this one just didn't work for me. But hey, at least I tried!
P.S. Did I mention that it is 90% humidity in Connecticut right now? And extremely foggy? How about that for a sweaty run?