Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Day for New Things

Today, I did something a little new. When I got up, I didn't feel like running, but I did want to get a run in later on. So, I got up and changed in to my running clothes and ate breakfast. A few hours later, I went running sans mp3 player.

I went for a short 2 1/2 mile run without any music. I don't think I let my tummy fully settle before I left, though. It got a little woozy when I was almost home. It wasn't too bad, though. It was kind of nice running without music. The main reason why I ran without music was because I was too lazy to change the batteries in the mp3. I guess it pays to be lazy some times.

I think I will get up in the morning and run right away, like normal, just without music again. I heard so many things that I normally don't because of the music. I learned that I have a double breath. I exhale twice before I inhale. I step really loud, I never knew that. And, there were so many birds out this morning. It was really quiet outside this morning and I loved that. I don't think I could always run sans music, but ever once in a while, it's nice!

Do you prefer music while you run?


  1. Sometimes I find it refreshing to run without tunes.

    Funny that you breathe that way and didn't realize it before!

  2. I kicked music while running last fall. I prefer just listening to my breathing and observing all the things around me. Music seems so focused and determination-driven while no music allows me to make jokes with myself and somewhat distract my thoughts from being so determined to finish. In the end, my body does the work better when my mind doesn't micro-manage.

  3. I'm starting to not run with music. It's crazy cause last year I couldn't run AT ALL if I didn't have my ipod.

  4. I love running without music! It's so much more calm and you really pay attention to your form and breathing!

  5. I never run with music!! I tried it because everyone said how great it was, and I hated it! Crazy right? I am a freak.