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!
- 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!