- Ignorance is Bliss
I downloaded a running ap* for my phone to keep track of time, distance, pace, etc. I thought I needed it so I can work on my pacing. Turns out I was checking it every 2.3 seconds and, therefore, never got into the “zone.” It was kinda like my first 5K where I felt like I used up too much mental energy to enjoy it.
- Knowledge is Power
However, the ap confirmed what I already knew: my pace is all over the place (rhyme time!). I was running anywhere from 8:30 min/mile to almost 15. Yes, almost 15… I can walk that (and did last night). Maybe periodic pace checks are more reasonable.
- Armband is necessary
Definitely going to need to invest in an armband if I decide to continue running with my phone. Tonight I carried my phone in my hand and had my iPod on my hip (as usual… classy, I know!). Although my pink iPod and my pink iPhone were color coordinated, it wasn’t comfortable to run with the phone in my hand. And I kept turning on and off the “map” function. Plus, maybe having it on my arm will keep me from peaking too much.
- There’s no such thing as an “easy” run when you have a belly full of junk
I usually run in the mornings on an empty stomach. Today, I chose to sleep in and I ran after work. It has been perfect weather here and I only had a 2 miler on the schedule, so I was excited for a nice, relaxing run. Unfortunately, I filled up on junk all day today and I could feel it while I was running. Must.Eat.Healthier. Maybe if I tell myself that losing 10 lbs will help my running, I’ll actually do it. We’ll see.
All in all it was a pretty crappy run, but I get to put a check in the “done” column… plus, I got a blog post* out of it!
* for you runners/walkers/iphone junkies out there– i’m looking for ap recommendations!
**anyone notice that as soon as I said I was “over” blogging, I started posting more often. figures.