A lot of people run while listening to music. Others have audiobooks and podcasts. And here is my problem.
I listen to two podcasts: an NPR show and a ghost stories podcast. (As much as I like NPR, I do blame it for some of my slower runs.)
I swear 80 percent of the time the ghost stories aren't really scary. The editor in me wants to cut so much. (A lot of the people sharing stories have the need to give the layout of their home, which is totally unnecessary and time consuming.)
But then there's that other 20 percent which is... spine-chilling.
And when do I hear this spine-chilling tales happen? When? Not during the bright skies when I start my run. Not when there's plenty of lighting around.
No. I hear them on days like today, when I'm in an isolated, almost empty track under dark skies and not wearing my glasses (so everything looks like a scary blob). A day when there's no cooldown, and my run to the car feels like a sprint for my life.
And the worst part? It didn't help my runtime at all.
Former high school water girl (really) finally running.