So, this week it has cycled back into the "fuck yeah! I'm a goddamn baddass. I'm gonna run outside" mentality.
Let me tell you something, those first couple of runs after 2 or 3 weeks of not running is fucking difficult.
Tuesday was my first run in ages & I had just got a new phone & hadn't uploaded my music yet, so I was solely relying on the kindness of iHeartRadio. I always feel like these streaming radio stations are so hit & miss, but luckily the Robyn radio station was killing it for a solid 20 minutes so that at least got me into the groove.
So, anyway. On Tuesday after the first mile- I was really, really ready to stop, but I powered through. I was super winded. It was a little embarrassing Luckily, the sun wasn't really up yet so no one driving by could tell that I looked like I had already been running like 6 miles in the Sahara desert in midday.
Seriously, I was so gross. It was... it was gross.
Once the 28th minute came around I told myself "Goddamnit, Hearne. You can go another 5 or 10 minutes. You can do anything for another 5 or 10 minutes" BUT -by what I am convinced is divine intervention- it started raining!
In case you don't know: it doesn't really rain in Austin.. and also it was only sprinkling, but I took it as a sign from the powers that be that I had done enough for that morning & spent the last two minutes jogging home.
And then I ran again this morning & it was a little easier. I am always so sore all over my everywhere after a first in a long time run.
Anyway, as I mentioned: I got a new phone! Which means downloading all my apps again & uploading music & replacing contacts, etc...
It also means fun new features. Like this distortion on my camera:
Don't worry: it's still about running because I know you guys are all dying to talk about my running routine more & more.
Do you use any fitness apps that you just can't live without- specifically a running tracker with distance & pace tracked on it? I've been using Jog Tracker for ages. There's not really much to it & it just does what it's supposed to. My only gripe with it is the calorie counter is weird & I think inaccurate. (but I'm starting to shy away from calorie obsessing, so not a huge deal) For instance, this morning I ran for my 30 minutes & looked at the calorie count & it was approximately 230ish.
So, then I switched to walking for the last leg of my walk & at the end of my journey it said 170ish calories... which... I mean...
Now, I've just downloaded MapMyRun. I haven't had a chance to use it yet so I don't know at the moment if I'm going to prefer it, but it looks like you can map out runs & see what others in the area are running- which seems neat.
What do you use?
HEY! HERE'S MY NEW FAVORITE RUNNING SONG