hmmmm....chimes and....five minutes? It had never taken me five minutes to run a quarter mile. Something was wrong. I pulled my phone (isn't it pretty! I got the pink one....oh yeah, the story) out to look at the runkeeper....Time: ten minutes. Distance:zero. Zero? How could it be Zero? Hadn't I just run through two songs? There is a little dot on the corner of my phone that tells the strength of the gps and it was an x. Basically, I had no gps so my phone wasn't tracking how far I had gone. Disappointed and a little worn, I sat down, not on the road but a little bench I happened to be near, and began troubleshooting. Ten minutes later I had a green light, I was good to go. Well, at least my phone was. I felt a little disheartened and wanted to just go home. However, I got up and started the workout again.
Sometimes life throws us a curveball, but I'm happy to say I took it in stride, literally. Today was not my best time, I didn't run very fast but I did it. I finished the planned running schedule, slowly, but I did it. On the up side, I found out I can run for five minutes without stopping. My little glitch added .75 miles to my run; and I learned to always check my technology before I head out.