Just because my 1/2 marathon went well, doesn’t mean it was easy. We were asked not to wear headphones (so that we’d be aware of traffic and our surroundings) though many still did, myself included. I had prepared myself that I may not be able to, but I also prepared myself should it seem like I could.
I popped my earbuds in early-on but kept the volume low the whole time and made sure I was constantly aware. I also would pop one out from time to time so as to really be able to hear should we be getting information as we passed stations, while conversing with other runners or through intersections.
And because I know we all need some suggestions on good playlist additions from time to time, I wanted to make sure to share what music powered me through my 1/2 marathon. Keep in mind this playlist is longer than I ran but I had it on shuffle and it was awesome – clearly, I beat my goal by 8 minutes! 😉
Are you a running with music person or do you prefer to run to silence/talking to others?
All photos in this post are the proofs from my 1/2 marathon. Source.