What was going to be yet another lazy day turned out to be the “tomorrow” I promised to restart my running, and yesterday affirmed to someone.
And so, on a bit gloomy day nearly a month after my last run, I ended up running almost 10K today.
The “almost” came about since my trusted Bluetooth thingy decided to ditch me midway. The experience was a bit surreal. I don’t remember the last time I ran without music and distance and timings every 5 mins and every kilometre respectively about how I’m doing.
I honestly can’t say which one is better – the silence makes me appreciate the run a lot better and be in tune with my physical self, but my mind does tend to wander more nothing to listen to; plus it’s difficult to push myself if I can’t get (hear?) the results in short durations.
So I was fairly upbeat when I started my 40 mins drive for work. Then came Apple intervention (for want of a better phrase) in the form of “I’ll meet you at midnight” as the first song of my drive.
A peppy but melancholy song, it was followed by a remix of “Tu hi meri shab hai“, another (Hindi) one in the same vein, and one which has memories of a close relative no longer with us attached to it. (auto correct nearly drove me crazy respelling the Hindi song as “Tu hi mere stab hai”)
The contemplative mood that set in led me to remember some forgotten losses and continuation of some wanderings my mind went to during the “silent” part of my run.
Aah! An emotional wringer, and the day had just about begun.