Well, after trying to mix up my running I've been going out without my ipod......hubby has come out on his bike with me a couple of times so left it at home so that we could talk. Went for my run yesterday and left the ipod at home. Had a lovely run along the river, beautiful morning in the sun. I actually jogged past a field and thought " blimey, I can hear cows in that field".....never knew until today that there were cows as I couldn't hear anything! Wonder what else I've been missing! Also, I've found that my breathing seems to be a bit more controlled without music-anyone else experienced this?