It has been three years since my first outdoor long run without music. I was down at the shore in Long Beach Island, NJ and realized I had forgotten my headphones at home. So it was either run without music or no run at all. So I ran and by the end I had forgotten that I didn’t have music and ever since; I rarely listen to music.
I should say though, treadmill miles are still with all of the electronic devices available to me. But maybe one day I will be like my hero and friend RunEMZ and run all the miles without all of the media. Until then Happy Running!