Today was an exception. In fact, it was a double exception.
For the past few months, I have gotten into the habit of running with music or podcasts. When I first started running, I did this religiously as a way to get through the miles. Then I moved away from it entirely when I started hitting the trails so that I could hear mountain bikers and rattlers. (Lots of the former; never actually seen the latter while running.) I still rarely, rarely run a marathon with headphones in as I want to experience the sounds of the race.
This morning I felt I needed my 12 mile run to be a bit more natural - I wanted to be more connected to the Back Bay Trail I was running along the lagoon and nature preserve.
|A duck swims along the Back Bay Nature Preserve, Newport Beach
I wonder if this will drop the headphones from me for a while. I sort of suspect it will.