I decided to take advantage of the weekend (and a visit from my mother-in-law) and escape for an hour or so to run the actual course of next week’s 5K (my first).
Beautiful weather. 70 degrees. Light breeze.
Parked the car at the course start. Pulled out my iPhone with recently downloaded motivational running songs. Plugged in.
Hit Play. Song One.
Ok, let’s go.
Woot! Woot! Yay, me.
Begin run. 10 – 12 seconds later.
Song One inexplicably skips to Song Two.
Glance down at phone. Continue run.
Hm. That was weird.
Song Two skips to Song Three. Then, Song Three skips to Song Four.
What?! Is this thing on shuffle?
Stop running. Glare at phone waiting for next skip.
Song Four happily continues to play. And, play more. No apparent sign of weird shuffle function.
Everything normal. Start to run again.
A few seconds. Song Four skips to Song Five.
So irritating. Stop running.
On plays Song Five. No skip.
Run again. And, of course…suddenly Song Six. Stupid. Stop again.
I give up on the songs I downloaded specifically for this run and switch to Pandora where I take my chances with the old stand-by “Similar to Salt-n-Pepa” Channel.
‘Cause Kriss Kross’ll make me. Jump. Jump. Daddy Mac’ll make me…Jump.
Wait. Where was I?
So, whatever. I made it. Totally hating my iPhone for 3 miles. Mad that it failed me in my critical time of need.
When I got home I decided to spend some time digging around in my phone settings.
You probably knew I’d find this. Didn’t you?
Shake to shuffle. On.
Who the hell knew about Shake to Shuffle? And it’s a default setting?
Yeah. Not that great for a run.
I’m an idiot.