The past three days, I was without my headphones. I left them at work on Friday and didn't feel like turning around and getting them after I realized this halfway home. I didn't think too much of it, until I got up to go running Saturday morning.
I always run with my headphones. I'm either listening to a podcast about technology, listening to an audiobook, or just plain old Music.
The three days without my headphones was an experience.
The first thing I noticed was my breathing: I could hear it and focused on it. I was trying to not take short, shallow breaths. I had to try NOT to focus...I thought the noises from Nature would help distract...
...but it was eerily quiet. Besides the occasional car, there were essentially no other noises. Nothing.
I do know where all the dogs live now :)