It’s a Rough Life

Let me tell you.

Running without an ipod is rough.

As much as I wish I could be one of those onewiththeroad kind of people who chant their mantras and count their breaths, I don’t think I ever will be.  I’m too busy getting tangled up in my headphones, jamming the left earbud in while the right falls out (with a touch of defiance, I suspect).

Last week, undoubtedly fed up with being squished against my cranium, my right earbud completely fell apart, the speaker disc skittering to the floor.

After a few days of moping, I took to the indoor track again, only to find that it is rough to run without an ipod.  There was nothing left to do but creep on the Yogalates group down below and conscientiously pick up speed whenever I ran by the weight room windows.

And let me tell you: Cloud Cult’s “Lucky Today” is a heck of a lot more melodious than the clack of my shoelaces against my ankles.

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