My iPhone took a tumble on the last mile of my run this evening. When I’ve been running alone, it’s mostly been chilly so I can put the phone in my jacket pocket without it causing any issues. It was a hot 82 degrees this evening so no jacket. I wore it on a belt clip and it decided to come out flying out towards the end of my run. The funny part is that I was more concerned that the brief diversion was going to mess up my awesome pace at the time. I didn’t really stop to think, crap, I just messed up my phone! I have to say that thing is built pretty tough because it landed face down on the asphalt and on has one tiny scratch on the screen. Phew. I think it might be time to look into an iPod Shuffle or Nano for those solo runs.
Back to that whole awesome pace thing. I was in the mood for a “fast” run. I put fast in quotations because what’s fast for me is nothing compared to actual fast runners! My first mile was 9:58; good for just getting going. Second mile was 10:05; I blame it being slower on the fact I had to stop a few times to cross the street. And drumroll please……my last mile was 8:47. That’s my fastest mile in recent history. And that included the iPhone incident. So yay for me! I’m quite happy with that, especially considering is was quite hot and humid when I ran. Hopefully I can keep working on my pace and maybe eventually, I’ll be faster overall.
Really happy with my run tonight .