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Headphone Emergency II: A Twist In Sound

Remember Headphone Emergency I, where my designated running headphones broke at a most inopportune time? I had a long run planned while away from home, and wound up scrambling to Target for some emergency JLab FitSport headphones. They worked great and all was well. Until it wasn’t – the third-ever time I went to charge my new headphones, they… didn’t. I tried a couple different plugs and sockets before absconding to the internet, where I found multiple reviews citing this exact same problem. That’s the bad news. The good news is JLab was very accommodating about replacing them. In...

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Music notes

In Which Jenn Suffers A Sport Headphone Emergency

Ever notice how gear emergencies only seem to happen right before you have a big run planned? Remember the whole GPS watch debacle? And now this! Oh, it wasn’t so bad. But the universe does like to have fun. A couple weeks ago I took a trip to Ocean City, MD for an annual vacation with Pat’s family. Ocean City has a pretty sweet boardwalk that makes for a great running venue, and has much cooler mornings than my home base in Puerto Rico. I figured my week in OC would be the perfect staging location for a practice...

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Garmin GPS watch

In Which Case Jenn Cannot Trust Her Running Tech (Mostly)

I bought Bluetooth headphones a month or so ago, to free myself from the tyranny of all those connecting wires. The pair I got had largely rave reviews on Amazon, with one exception: there were multiple complaints that the headphones will interrupt your music with a “low power” warning every few minutes as soon as the batteries drain down to 30%. I heard this message for the first time about ten minutes into a recent morning run. Aha, I thought, no problem – I can suffer through the interruptions and then I’ll charge my ‘phones back up as soon...

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In Which Jenn Hacks Her Headphones

Can you run without music? I can – to a point – kind of – but UGH. I also sweat. Therefore, running-specific headphones are a must for me. Which is why I was so incredibly distressed when I couldn’t find my yurbuds last week – they’re the headphones with the in-ear twist-lock buds, and then the model I use also has over-ear hooks. I got out my backup pair and it promptly shorted out. Naturally. Sure, I could buy another pair, but for the immediate future I was in a bit of a bind. So I got clever. Yurbuds come...

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Broken headphones

The Fairest Week In Review: 8/12

JENN: So how was the training this week? MOON: Very good! I remain consistent with mileage and daily activity. How was yours? JENN: Ha – it was pretty terrible. That minor cough I was talking about last week? Yeah, it wasn’t quite done with me. I was sooooo slooooooow all week and even suffered some lung capacity reduction on Monday. But I ultimately got my mileage in, one way or another, so I guess it worked out. I just didn’t enjoy it overly. MOON: Did you still run outside? JENN: Largely, yeah.So I’m scarcely blazingly speedy as it is. But I’m working on...

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Running wild

The Fairest Week in Review: 9/16

Moon can’t make it today, but – IT’S HER BIRTHDAY! WEEEEEE!!! Everybody wish her a happy one! 😀 😀 D Glorious. Okay. Training last week. It started out well – on Sunday I knocked out a 16 miler at decent speeds. Unfortunately my Tuesday run was rough and my Thursday run was even rougher. I couldn’t figure out what went wrong until after the Thursday run when I realized that my bit of a cough and slight soreness of throat added up to a cold. Not a severe one – I’m already almost over it – but just enough...

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