Last week, the unthinkable happened. I was about to begin my run, when my phone completely died. I had two choices: A, go back in the house and wait until my phone was charged enough for me to get my playlist and Runkeeper going, or the unthinkable B, just start running in silence, with no way of tracking my workout or how fast I was going.
The day was busy and it was pretty much the only chance I was going to get to run, so I took a deep breath, and just started running - something that I was assuming would be impossible without music. But somehow, I ran my entire course and surprisingly, I found it totally refreshing. There was something about hearing my own breath and running to my own rhythm after years of blasting music, that was incredibly energizing.
What do you do when you work out? Do you have a specific playlist or can you work out without music?
Photos by Nikko DeTranquilli