Monday, January 2, 2012
What is up with the No Headphones rules?!?
I have been scouring the Internet looking at races and what is up with the headphone paranoia? Seriously? I am a music runner. I like it. I'm not blaring it on 10. I run with them on open roads during training without managing to kill myself. So why do race directors suddenly feel I'm going to be running out of control with no awareness of my surroundings during their race???? Despite what they believe, I CAN hear the traffic and everything that is going on around me. Quite frankly, I have wished I COULDN'T hear the chatty Cathy beside me in several races! But sadly, I can. So why can't I run with my iPod? We all have to agree to be responsible for ourselves during a race anyway. So know this, Gettysburg & Mohawk Valley marathons: I would have registered for your races if you weren't prejudiced against my tiny pink iPod. Toronto has welcomed us with open arms.