I was a bit annoyed because the wire on my headphones finally went, right when I got started. Wire has been showing at the connector for a while, but last night I guess was the end because I could only hear music through one side. I tossed them and was forced to listen to the very bland gym music (they have a 1980s mix of overplayed stuff, and the rest is so bland I can't remember it - even the weight room rock is blander than I remember). Perhaps that's why I did less on the elliptical - 15 minutes instead of 20, at level 1 instead of level 15. I attempted to compensate by going faster than usual.
Got new headphones at the drugstore afterwards; I even had a $5 coupon, so I got slightly nicer ones. I noted the connector on these is reinforced. also, the sound is much better.
This post is so quotidian.