This morning I tripped on a root and took quite a spill while trail running. Usually I am quite attentive while running and very deliberate about picking my feet up for exactly that reason. This morning, however, I was listening to an audiobook while running and I suspect that that was the culprit – I was running on autopilot and not paying enough attention to roots and rocks on a particularly technical downhill segment.
I’m fine, though – just scraped up a bit. Lesson learned: audiobooks and trails don’t mix. Music and trails do mix. Nothing in my ears but the sound of nature mixes best of all!