Fitness, Writing

Running without Headphones

Soundtrack silenced

Senses heightened

Birdsong and blowing leaves an accompaniment

To the rhythm

Of trainers tapping on tarmac.

Yeah, so that’s what happens when you don’t charge your Bluetooth headphones before a long run and their battery dies half way through. I stuck them in my pocket, enjoyed the birdsong and the security of hearing cars approaching when they were much further off but also totally lost my mojo and hated the rest of the run.

So much so that I composed the above nonsense in my head while running. Sorry. There was more but I’d forgotten it by the time I got home.

20 thoughts on “Running without Headphones”

  1. I walk in the countryside every day with my dog, and always wonder why some people are walking or running wearing headphones. I would hate to have music disturbing the sounds of nature. Wind in the trees, the river running, and the rustling of deer in the denser undergrowth. The tapping of a woodpecker, that first call of a cuckoo, or the tweeting of tiny birds.
    Many thanks for following my blog.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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