I ran for the second time with my new headphones. What can I say....LOVE LOVE LOVE them. Why in the world did I drag my feet for so long before going with wireless headphones? Liberating freedom. No wires snaked through my clothes. No wires flapping in the wind. Nothing. Freedom! And even better? I have long had a hate relationship with ear buds. They just do not work well with my ear. They just don't stay in my ears. (Maybe I've got big ears....or maybe small ears....I don't know but they do NOT work for me). I have compensated for this by buying buds that have an arm that loops around my ear. You can see the ear piece hanging down in this picture.
But when it boils down, it is STILL an ear bud that doesn't fit in my ear. The little arm loopy thing that goes over my ear helps but it is still a struggle. Seriously. When pictures are taken of me at races or whatnot, I usually have at least one picture that has me adjusting my headphone earpiece. See......
These new headphones stay firm and snug on my head! No earpiece to fuss with. I have been able to run a few miles each time I've used them and I haven't had to adjust them AT ALL! YAY!!!! Well worth the money!!!!!
I also purchased a new heart rate monitor. I went with a blue tooth monitor that I could link up with various apps on my phone. Thus far I have only used the actual polar app. My next step is to play with it within the mapmyfitness app (which is what I typically use) and the strava app (which I've heard is a superior app....so I want to play around with it). This isn't as fun of a new purchase, but it gives me valuable feedback (I know that this morning I could have pushed it a bit harder just based upon my heart rate.)
I am holding on....by the tips of my fingers. I am trying to get myself packed up. Much of my stuff is going into storage, that is what I'm focusing on at this time. Packing up that stuff. My emotions are still fluctuating like mad. Some days are better than others. Today, for example I didn't cry my whole run...that's an improvement right? I just want this to be over and to be happy, if happiness is even an option in life for me.