Friday, March 5, 2010

Running with Music: The Have's, the Have-Not's

Apparently I've been missing out on the whole "running with music" scene during my thirty year stint on our lovely planet.  ALAS!  No more!, for I have purchased a wonderful treat known as the iPod Nano.  This little guy is incredible!  What sold me on it was the radio, I'll be honest, because I don't have the best-organized music collection.  I still need to step into the digital age with importing my cd's to .mp3s.

Just a brief note that after running so long without music, it's great to run with it.  I still prefer running in solitude on the trails, however.  I do not foresee there ever being a replacement nature's soundtrack.

Oh, and as a cyclist at heart I would never do a road ride with music... unless somehow external speakers were involved.  PSA: Situational awareness, safety first.

And did you know that phones now come with cameras?!  What wizardry will be next?!


D March 6, 2010 at 1:36 AM  

Awww welcome to the 80's (music, not ipods). It's a good time to be alive ;)

misszippy March 17, 2010 at 2:57 PM  

One small step at a time! I never run w/ music, actually, unless I am forced to be on the treadmill. I think that is part safety (I'm female and don't feel safe when I can't hear out there) and part that I just love to soak it all in when I'm running. Clearly, though, runners w/o music are becoming the minority.

Coffee Run April 16, 2010 at 10:08 AM  

@D - why am I thinking about the soundtrack to Streets of Fire? Epic.

@misszippy - I'm with you on safety... on the bike at least, and my gal doesn't run alone w/ headphones either; good point!

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