Well, I bit the bullet and loaded my ipod with music just after posting that last entry.  Apparently it works.  My HR shot up to 174 and I didn’t even realize it until my chest started hurting.  I was tired since we went to the gym kind of late and since I had already worked out with the trainer earlier in the day, but I was pretty shocked that I didn’t have to talk myself through the whole thing.  Maybe it was the novelty of having something new to listen to, or maybe it was what I was listening to?  I don’t know.  Looks like I’m going to have to find some other time to listen to my regular podcasts, though.

Up today:  I’m heading out to work out with the trainer in a few minutes.  Classes all day.  Pilates tonight.