Last weekend my phone crashed mid-run. Erased all data. A full factory reset. What preceded that event was MapMyRun crapping out on me. I had mapped out a point to point run from my therapist to home. Yet, NONE of my saved routes were showing up. I logged out and logged back in again. Still nothing. I restarted my phone. Still nothing. Finally I gave up and just tracked the run live with no saved route. Then my phone died.
Since then, MapMyRun has worked for 2 runs originating at home. Until today. I had planned to run a completely new 7 mile route home from my therapist.
Getting dressed this morning was tricky. I needed to be warm enough to take the bus to therapy in 50 degree weather, but still able to run 7 miles in 70 degree weather 2 hours later. I opted for shorts and a light long sleeve, so, yeah, I was overdressed by the time I got out of therapy.
I was also really sore from speedwork on Thursday and bootcamp on Friday. My body was looking forward to back-to-back rest days on Sunday and Monday.
Then, MapMyRun was acting up again. Doing the same thing it had done last week. This time I tried one new thing, which was connecting to wifi, thinking that I usually start on wifi because I’m usually home. When that still didn’t work, I just closed it not wanting my phone to crash again. With the added considerations of my being sore and overdressed, I just ran home. It ended up being a slow, painful 3 miles instead of 7, but my phone’s still alive.
Lest this be a pointless story, I think I’m switching to RunKeeper.