Sunday, February 15, 2009

The World Without IPod

I woke up this morning with all the motivation and excitement necessary for a nice long run. However as I reached to add my final attachment, my IPod, horror hit me it was dead. I tried everything from restarting it to quick charging but alas I knew it would not survive the five miles I had planned.

So I entered the world sans music. At first it felt really strange… to strange at times I thought it would ruin my whole workout. However I was pleasantly surprised to find it was not all that bad. It was actually nice not to have to stop or continuously flip through songs. It was peaceful and reflective.

It was so successful I may start going out without music at least once a week (when I run outside),the music in the gyms are just unbearably lame. So it turned out to be a good thing since marathoners can’t use IPods anyway this was a good accident. Funny how things work out…huh


  1. Good job on running without an IPod. I am not sure I would be able to do it. I just need something to distract me. But it is good to see that you are trying to incorporate a no IPod run into your training because that will help when you actually run the marathon!

  2. I totally understand about running inside and how important having an ipod there is, but I love running outside without it. It clears my head a lot more than music would, and makes the run a lot more enjoyable.

  3. For me NO MUSIC = NO RUN...

    if my ipod doesn't work...i bust out the prehistoric sony walkman.

    i always wondered if marathon runners could use music devices or not...good piece of information