“A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” - Walt Disney

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Grandma, What Big Ears You Have!

Actually, I have the opposite problem as Little Red Riding Hood's "Grandma."  My ears seem to be unusually small...

I recently purchased a new running earbud from www.onegoodearbud.com - a wraparound style.  I tried it on when it arrived, and noticed that the stereo part of the bud didn't fit well into my ear, and the wraparound plastic earpiece was loose.  Thursday night I decided to try to run with it anyway and see how it did.  I made it two miles, fiddling with it the whole time trying to seat it correctly, before it eventually fell out, and, frustrated, I had to finish without music.

I should have realized that I wouldn't be able to use a standard earbud after all the trouble I had finding my current pair (I eventually had to buy a set with multiple size eartip and wraparound attachments and use the smallest size for both).  For this morning's long run, I switched back to my current pair and loved how they felt - didn't even notice they were in, as usual.

I don't want to discourage anyone else from trying out the onegoodearbud style - it's just not working for me.  But I really like the idea of the onegoodearbud concept - so what's a girl to do?  I'm going to get the non-wraparound style and give that one a try.  I'm hoping that the soft rubber eartip will be smaller, or if it's not, maybe I can switch out the smaller eartip I have on my current pair for the new one.  I'll let y'all know how it goes!

Today's stats:
  • 10 minute walking warm-up
  • 5.5 mi run/walk; 1:10:44 min; 12:52min/mi avg pace
  • Hit the 100 mile mark for 2011 today!  Later than I'd hoped, but a good milestone, none the less!


  1. Found your blog through ROTE, and added you to my Google Reader. Looking forward to reading your progress in your runs, and just read your post on last year's Wine & Dine relay.

    I plan to do a post next week about my training for the race.

  2. Hi! Congrats on signing up for your first Mickey! You will not be disappointed! I recently bought One Good Ear Bud too! Cool. Glad you found my blog. what is your name on ROTE? I am RandBloveontherun. I see you are doing Wine and Dine, us too. Wow, you get to do a lot of Disney races, FUN! I want to do Princess Half SOOO bad!!!

  3. B - I'm UTRunner on ROTE. I know, I'm really lucky that I get to do as many Disney races as I do. My best friend and I are huge Disney fans, and our families humor us and travel along (it helps that my dad's a big runner, so getting him to do Disney races has been a big +)!

  4. Hey I just found your blog. I saw you were running the RnR Dallas. I am running that too! Are you excited about running it? What leg are you running of it?