Chester Woods Lake

Chester Woods Lake
Chester Woods Lake

HIT THE TRAILS

HIT THE TRAILS

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Headphones


This has been quite the hot topic over the last year. A lot of races are banning headphones. It's a safety issue because there have been times when runners can't here the warnings from race officials due to headphones. Yes, I have worn headphones many times but not in a race. Still I would not want to see somebody miss a run because they just can't run without their tunes.
This got me thinking about running in the woods. not only do you see a lot of things, flowers, animals, beautiful sunsets etc... but, its what you hear that's really cool. I've heard the screech of an eagle flying overhead, the squawk of a rooster pheasant in the meadow, the turkeys gobbling, the gentle song of the meadowlark, the wind rustling the aspen leaves. a doe crashing through the woods hustling her fawns away from danger and I've actually stopped running to hear the frogs symphony on a hill above some wetlands.
Wear your headphone if you want, but me, I'll just listen to natures orchastra

2 comments:

Jean said...

I couldn't agree more. In fact, I heard the squawk of a pheasant on my run this morning! I can't imagine on all that I would miss out on if I were wearing headphones.

Great post!

Wayne said...

Lots of people like to dictate how other people should run and what they should be getting out of it, so this was a refreshing read... thanks for including "Wear your headphone if you want".
Less than 6 weeks to the Chester Woods race!!