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Not without my music!

Friday, February 10, 2012

I'm sure this sounds like a total cop-out to many people, but iTunes ruined my workout yesterday! I've been kinda pooped this week, and I wanted something to get excited about, so I'd planned a brick for last night. I figured I'd go to the gym, do about 5 miles on the bike, then hop on the treadmill for 2 miles, going as fast as I could handle... shooting for a 9.5 min mile.

I had my playlists ready to go. I typically hate the treadmill, but I'd specifically put together a playlist with the right BPM to keep me going, and I LOVE listening to some pumpin' tunes when I'm on the bike, so I was quite excited, and knew it would be a good workout. I double-checked my iPhone, and noticed that a few songs were missing from both playlists, so I started what I thought would be a quick synch before heading out....

... that synch turned out to be the end of my evening, as I'd planned it. It wiped the phone, leaving me with 11 apps, and half of my music. I have NO idea what happened! I tried looking for the backup, but then, in my frustration, while looking for a hidden folder, I accidentally HID about a half dozen other folders (thanks, Microsoft, for changing the way you do EVERYTHING in every version of windows!). I found a backup that was about a month old, and figured that would probably do.. so I started the restore.. which took something like 30-40 minutes. Then the backup, which grabbed a version from.... oh, yesterday, right before I restored it. Great, so I got the backup copy with 11 apps and half of my music.

Needless to say, I spent the majority of the evening reloading and reorganizing my phone. It's all (mostly) back today, but I let it ruin last night's workout for me. I skipped it. I couldn't even imagine doing it without my music, and I was in such a horrible mood from the phone debacle that I didn't even want to deal with the workout.

The worst part is? I work out to manage my stress! Kind of ironic, no?

Ever let something stupid like this ruin a workout for you? Am I a wimp for not just dropping the phone (not literally, but... well, ok, maybe literally!) and doing it, sans music?
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    You'll get the brick next time!
    2262 days ago
  • DRB13_1
    Don't get too down! You know what you want, and once you get your tunes back - go for that brick! You can do it!
    2262 days ago
    If I'm going to be on the dreadmill I have to have my tunes too. Several time I've walked into the gym only to see my iPod is dead. I still give it a whirl but the workouts just aren't the same.
    Hit it hard today!
    2262 days ago
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