Free Willy Tuesday: No Music, No Bra
It's always the couple glasses of red wine the night before an am run (don't judge..I had a long board meeting Monday night) that I come up with new ideas/thoughts on my run. I woke this morning, put on my running padded tank without a bra. Nothing too crazy. As I went for the sports bra, I thought, do I really need it? Will my girls be ok without one? Do I need to be double padded? My ladies have gotten smaller and this was not on purpose. Since I planned on running 5 miles, I assumed the ladies would be fine. Since I was going freestyle I decided to make the bold move and not listen to music. many runners run without music. For some music disrupts the purity of running. Personally I have to have music.
Can I run without it, yes. I remember my first half marathon. Minutes before we started I couldn't get my music to work on my phone. I was freaking out. I'm not sure if there was a bad connection or what( it was a cloudy morning). But the countdown had started...."2 minutes before we run", still no music. "One minute", still no music. Then it was seconds.
I was so pissed, annoyed, and had high levels of anxiety but I didn't have a choice. I had to run. Not ideal for my first half but I went. Besides hearing my heart pound in my ear, I heard and saw a lot. And of course 2 miles before I finished the music came out. SOB.
It had a been a long while, since I ran without music. It wasn't bad. Will I do it again tomorrow, probably not. Will I be extra padded down..still debating that one.