I had to walk a little bit today on my 3-mile run, but that's OK with me. I'm running along Rocky Point Road, which has absolutely no shade and no points of interest and it's asphalt and sometimes it's just plain boring.
At least my iPod was up and running. But for the first half-mile, the setting for 'shake to shuffle' was on, meaning you can just shake the thing and it puts on a new song. WELL, when you're running, that's about the dad-gummest most annoying thing in the whole world. Every three paces a new song. And then me, trying to keep the iPod as still as possible, while running. $%^&*^!
Finally I decided to fix the problem. Usually I just live with things as they are and suffer. But I went into the iPod menu, found the settings, found the place where it says 'shake to shuffle' OFF, and VOILA! I could listen to PJ Harvey's new album in peace.
Except it's not really for running, and as much as I love her, I had to let her go in favor of the playlist that I made when I hiked Machu Picchu.