Thursday, November 26, 2009
Running without Pieces of Technology
This morning when I headed out for my 6-mile run, I realized my iPod was not charged. My first thought was just to plug it in and wait until it got charged, but then the running purist voice in the back of my head said to go ahead without it. When I run with my iPod, I tend to just be in a zone, but without the music blaring in my head, I actually had some clear thoughts and was more in tune to what was going on around me as I ran down the rural highway. I saw a lone deer standing in the harvested corn field. I saw a farm cat on the prowl. Maybe I would have still noticed these things anyway, but it was just kind of good to feel more connected to the morning.