Murphy’s Law and Running Issues

Morning Workout: 4 miles @ 31:24 

This morning’s run was ok.  I felt like it could have gone a lot better, mostly mentally.  I’ve been trying some new things in my commencement back into running after being dead down with the flu for a week and a half.  One things is breaking my reading dependence while running distances longer than four miles.  I made a new 5k play list, as well as started listening to podcasts via my iPod nano.  It’s been going ok thus far, except for this morning.  Something must have been going haywire in my iPod because after hitting the “Start Run” button, the volume would automatically be set to zero, or mute.  I turned up the volume with the buttons, but as soon as I found the desired sound level, it would automatically slide back down to zero!  WTF!!  Not only was this supremely irritating, it was also DANGEROUS!  I was clipping along at my 7’40” pace at 5am on a treadmill.  I’m not bright enough to pause my workout and fix my technology issues at a standstill.  Thankfully, it only took the first mile and a half for the vulgar threats I was making to sink into the nano and the volume stayed where I told the $!@#* to.

Some may call that Murphy’s Law – whatever could possible goes wrong does at the least opportune time.  That may not be a true M.L. situation, but these are:

 Thanks for these truisms/Murphy’s Law quips, Alissa.

In non-running-but-no-less-a-Murphy’s-Law-example news, just when Dear Hubby and I both have the time to devote to watching both our teams, Michigan State and the Cincinnati Bearcats play in the Sweet Sixteen, our satellite dish went out, rendering us totally helpless and unable to watch the games.  Or maybe it was a blessing since both teams were knocked out of the tournament.

Have you fallen victim to Murphy’s Law lately? If so, what?

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