Monday, September 15, 2008

New stuff

I hate to admit this, but I hate running with music. I guess it isn't really the music bothering me, it just doesn't do anything for me, so its more trouble than its worth. Maybe it is because I've always worked in an office with music (sometimes even good music of my choice) and I tune it out. Someone complains about how the radio station has played a particular song 4 times already, and I've don't even remember hearing the song once in my life.

So what can I do for the boredom? Its really never that bad, I have a lot of thoughts in my head at any given moment, plus we live in a very visually stimulating area. But I can still get a little sick of myself after a while. And since I run slow, my miles keep me out there much longer than if I was a speed demon.

I do love books....I love a good story....but I don't want to carry a big cd player either....hmmmm...what could I do????


That my friends is a little mp3 player that comes with an audio book loaded on it. I just order the one I want on my library's website, two days later they call to say they have it in, and I'm set for 11 (in this case) hours of listening enjoyment. Technology never ceases to amaze me!

7 comments:

Julie said...

hahaha. i'd totally trip over myself if it got too interesting. Though I have been considering language tapes for running...

Theresa said...

I love it! That is such a neat idea. I love driving long distances w/audio books. Justin thinks they are boring. I think I'm stilling bring 1 or 2 for the road trip to New England.

Jillian said...

No way! I love it!! I've got to check these out sometime. What an awesome idea!

Terri said...

I absolutely LOVE my music to run to, could we switch brains on the day of my marathon, because I can't run with them!! I'll get DQ'd!

One of my coworkers said he hates to run by himself without music, because, in his words, "he's heard his own stories already." :-)

Pat said...

how big is that mp3 player? pretty cool.

I zone my music out a lot too. So I'll run with it a week then skip a day or two.

When I run long races, I'll name a city in every state or name an animal that starts with each letter in the alphabet. Any mind game will work. I, also, will think of a new fictional story.

Oh by the way, I'm a teammate of yours on Jack Rabbit Slims and i'm still 69 inches tall. :)

Berry Girl said...

sweet - I do long runs with audio books but I just download from Audible.com - really a great way to pass a run, and you don't have to worry about trying to match your cadence to a song. Run on!

Erika said...

That is so cool! I am going to have to try and download some audio books too. Maybe then I would zone out enough to keep going.