12 mile run w/ strides at the end
I'm not particularly fond of nighttime running. I had no other choice today, but to run after work at 6pm, which is completely out of the norm for me.
For some reason, everything seems much more different during a nighttime run. Cars are less likely to stop for you, ankle-biters (aka frou frou dogs aka small tiny dogs) seem to have more access to my feet, I have to open my eyes as wide as an owl to see the sidewalk, etc... No fun =(
Anywho, the fun part of my run today was trying out some new gear I purchased for music. I typically don't listen to music when I run, but every now and then I get in the mood for some good musica.
I'm not really a "buy-by-the-brand" kind of girl, so I went to Walmart and I bought this IPhone holder that goes in the arm when running:
I also bought these headphones:
I know, I know, these are super duper dorky and old school, but for some reason the earphones that go inside the ear fall off on mine. The same thing happens with the earphones that go around the ears. And I don't like the ones that go around the neck. So, I'm basically stuck with these humongous things. And children's earphones? Really? I know! But look they actually fit:
The whole ensemble! Not too shabby huh?
The arm band for the IPhone is okay. It feels a bit heavy on my arm and it moves around a little bit, but it's practical and it protects the phone from my sweat and the rain. It's also easy to switch stations because it has a plastic cover in the front that allows you to press keys on the phone.
The only caveat to all this is the dangling string from the earphones that connects to the arm band. Personally, when I run, I don't like feeling anything hitting me (i.e., dangling string from the earphones, hair on my neck, etc..). I suppose this will have to do unless anyone can suggest something else???
Thankfully, my new arm band and earphones were music to my ears as I jammed to all my favorite "good girls gone bad" such as, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Kylie Minogue and Katy Perry.
This was the song of the night:
Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics
Gotta love that 90's music!!!
What's your favorite music to jam to when you run?