Good morning everyone! I’m back from my first day of grad school (lots to say on that, but I’ll wait until after my second full day of classes today!) Yesterday was a busy day – practicum orientation in the morning, and then two looong classes. Plus a little run squeezed in there.
Back then, my number one training partner was my iPhone, with its snazzy Pandora application. A personalized radio station cranking out 80′s jams? And Miley Cyrus? Yes please!
But then my friend Jamie told me that she runs without music. And I thought that sounded crazy. Until I tried it…
Folks, I might be a convert! Let’s have some background: I have a very active mind. I was the child who lay awake at night, my mind spinning with thoughts from the day and of thoughts for the next day. Not very pleasant some nights!
When I was running without music yesterday, I realized that I had the perfect opportunity to put that mind to work! It spun and spun and entertained me (for the most part) for three miles. I call that a win-win!
What about you runners? Can you run without music?