“What? No music at all?”



Ok so I get the 2009 Runner Handbook sent out by The Baltimore Marathon event peeps. They recommend you read it cover to cover. So I start reading a little. Then I see it…a “NO MUSIC PLAYERS OF ANY KIND ALLOWED”.

[Insert panic attack, hot sweats, cold sweats, dry mouth, gag reflex trigger, twitching, fatigue, blinking, sniffling, fever, body aches, nausea, and that pre-vomit salivation here: __________.]

Apparently they mean this so much they say you’ll actually be removed from the course and disqualified. Oh boy. My mind is racing. So many questions…

  • How can I cue the “Rocky” theme?
  • My whole pacing strategy was designed around my playlist.
  • What about the rest of the “Rocky” soundtrack?
  • How am I going to make it all that way without my 80’s hair metal?
  • What if I think I have to use the restroom? Music kept me distracted. Now I’ll be stuck thinking about what I might need to do and where I could do it if I absolutely had to and how I would find some semblance of privacy amidst an event expected to draw well over 20,000 people.
  • Did I mention that cueing various points in the “Rocky” soundtrack will now be very difficult, if not utterly impossible?
  • What? I am supposed to run13.1 miles while singing to myself? (That’s one way to end the event early for everyone.)
  • How on earth am I supposed to focus my Attention Deficit Disor…yeah, a cheeseburger would be awesome right now…

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One response to ““What? No music at all?”

  1. Dude, that stinks! Funny blog post though!

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