I've decided to sacrifice my headphones. I have a pair of headphones for my phone that I rarely use. I seldom listen to music on my phone, and I'm not terribly fond of earbuds. However, I have found a use for them now. I've been having a very hard time getting myself motivated to get on the elliptical machine. Tuesdays and Thursdays I do 15 minutes on it before lifting weights. The elliptical creaks and moans, is a strenuous workout, and boring as all get out because I can't read while on it.
I've resisted using my earbuds to listen to podcasts or the radio, because I didn't want to make them all nasty. But I figure I need to keep myself exercising, so I'm sacrificing my headphones, shoving them into my sweaty ears.
So far it is working. I put NPR on and work out and I am not counting seconds as I step and step. This morning however, I was puzzled when Massive Attack started playing over NPR. It was synched well enough that I thought it might be part of the piece, but it kept going. Somehow my phone had started playing music. I turned it off, returned to NPR, and about a minute later, it started up again. I finally figured out that my headphones have a play button on them that must have been getting jostled. So, uh, anyway, that's my story. Not particularly interesting, but it is a story.