So, Kara Goucher had her son, Colton Mirko Goucher, on the 26th.
And then Paula Radcliffe had her son, Raphael, today.
You know what that means...
KARA BEAT PAULA IN THE RACE OF LIFE!!!
WE'RE NUMBER ONE!! WE'RE NUMBER ONE!!
I don't run with music. I've tried, and I find that not only do I not feel comfortable with headphones in (because I can't fully hear my surroundings), but the music takes me away from the run. I find myself concentrating on the music rather than the run. I know a lot of people like the distraction, but I like letting my run create its own rhythm. Does that sound cheesey? Probably, but it's true.
|I wear something exactly like this when I run. |
The snake helps tone my arms.
Sometimes, though, a song gets stuck in my run. Not in my head, mind you, it's not an earworm (I had to bring that up - a friend of mine wrote that article). But it gets stuck in my run. I'll be running, and all of a sudden I'll realize that for the past quarter of a mile or so I've had the same song going through my head. It's usually catchy, annoying, and something that I don't know all the words to. So, over and over again, I'll be hearing, "All my single ladies! Put your hands up! Up!" And repeat. Or Britney. Or Miley. Lots of Britney. Or, at its worst for nearly a full lap during the 18m tune up race, the "Baby Monkey Riding on a Pig" song. In step with my cadence, a line or two from the song will be repeated.
Does this happen to anyone else? Am I a crackpot? I'm trying to switch to listening to NPR during my long(er) runs to pretend like I'm intellectual, but I end up feeling pretentious and frustrated at how monotone they are.