Besides I sort of like the respect I get from my non-running friends. Does that make me a bad person? Just a tiny bit, I guess. Additionally, I don't want to get dependent on running with music. In my mind, running with music is probably so much more interesting that once I start, I am afraid that I won't be able to stop. Since I am already so dependent on my garmin and take running breaks to answer unimportant texts on my phone, I'd rather not become dependent on another piece of technology.
So instead of listening to tunes, I just imagine that I'm a super cool secret agent running away from bad guys. I think I must actually get really into it and make faces, because I get weird looks when the story gets really exciting in my head.
|Look at those intense faces.|
|Like this. Scaling a super tall glass building. Totally up my alley.|
|This is definitely the sort of kick ass thing I want to do. In my imagination. I actually have no desire to be shot at in real life.|
P.S. - Thanks for all your advice. They are very helpful. I'm probably going to run a mile or two at my race pace tomorrow. And then go for a short relaxed run on Thursday as my last run before the half.