Okay well I really didn't run alone for the 12 miles. It was the trail and there were a lot of people, runners, walkers, dog walkers, and cyclists and of course Coach Rob. But I was alone without my Nike voice girl.
This picture is fuzzy because she was fuzzy today but it wasn't really her fault. It would take a lot for me to be upset with her. She tells me my pace, my mileage, and how far to go-I love her.
My son Danny left for Navy Boot Camp and has been cleaning out his wordly posessions. I have been blessed by him with his Beats by Dre Headphones.
Now remember that Dr. Cohen said have fun with your long runs. Coach Bob said I would have more fun if the Nike chick wasn't constantly telling me how fast I was going and if I just listened to the music and ran how I felt.
I told Bob no way. Can't do it.
So off I went down the path listening to the tunes running fast when all of a sudden Siri thought I wanted to talk and made that beeping sound. She would make the sound and interrupt the song and a few seconds later the song would continue.
Sometimes the song would go super fast or skip, sometimes the song would stop and I'd have to restart it. What ever-turns out inspite of Lebron being able to use Beats in his in house basketball court -that magical beats speaker thing was super sensitive to the bopping of my perfect running form.
All of a sudden I was passing milestones on my run and realizing Nike girl was no longer saying anything. She was so confused by all the Siri interruptions she just gave up.
I realized that Coach Bob was right again! Running without knowing my pace was liberating-I could look around, I could feel comfortable, I was oblivious.
At the turn around just passed my bridge was my first rest stop and when I paused the Nike App I saw hey-I am doing good. Eat my Gu-wipe my sweat and continue running.
She came back. But alas -Beats by Dre still kept thinking I was wanting to talk and she would come and go for the whole run.
I will not be wearing Beats by Dre when I run and I will be resetting so that Nike girl gives me mile updates not quarter mile updates. So that when I ease on down the road I can do it with mental ease.
Run on people.