I spent most of this run doing two very important things. The first was contemplating exactly when the zombies were going to start chasing me. Since I was recovering from my panic filled adrenaline run from the night before I was trying to reserve some of my energy but the anticipation of a zombie chase was becoming maddening. I ran through the streets bordering on paranoia as the start of each song triggered an impending drop of my stomach and gasp of my breath. I knew zombies were spawning just around the corner. No wait, maybe now? Um…. Now? I began to feel like a retriever waiting for some taunting asshole to throw my ball as he continually faked the toss. Yeah you jerk-face, throw the damn ball before I have a heart attack from my frolicking anticipation! Half way through my run I finally had to give up on the zombies, thinking maybe the chases were more spontaneous. Continue reading Zombies, Run! S1-M2
When I downloaded this app it sounded like a fantastic idea. Certainly the thought of zombies chasing me on a run would give me the motivation I needed to jog just a little faster. I also hoped that the added story-line would keep me more consistent with my running. However when it came down to the first day I stepped out the front door, I realized I was an idiot. My choice time of day for a jolly little jog was near midnight. Which added a whole new level of creepiness as I ran through the deserted roadways of my neighborhood. Certainly, everyone enjoys the idea of zombie shenanigans but in all actuality my two-mile run was mostly a fear induced sprint as I crossed under flickering street lamps of my block. I certainly blame most of the panic due to my vivid imagination as every barking dog became a rotting Doberman thirsting for my living flesh and I couldn’t help flinching as they tried to beat down the fence as I passed. Then the flash backs came as I recalled movies like Resident Evil and 28 Days. The memories plagued my every step and I glanced around the neighborhood frantically, envisioning the horde closing in behind me. Before I knew it my mission was over and my run was complete. High-fives for fear induced distractions!
Mission Review: I really enjoyed the first mission however It did take me a few days of prep work to get my music set up so it would work correctly with this App. Apparently the music is detrimental to the App as it determines how long your run is going to last for. I was also very happy to be able use Nike+ at the same time as the Zombies, Run App with no issues.