Headsets For Running: Born To Sprint

Its a difficult engineering job, how can you create headsets for running that don’t slip, slide, skip or fall out but that are not stapled to your earlobes? There are solutions. Well, two.

That scene in ‘Anchorman’ where Ron Burgundy says that he and Veronica are attempting this new fad called ‘Jogging’ is entirely plausible. Ron’s tenuous grasp of the English language aside (especially as a big shot who has such pride in his collection of leather-bound books), Jogging was indeed a largely unknown phenomenon until the 60’s and 70’s (in fact the word ‘jog’ actually denotes a swift, sudden movement, like jogging one’s memory or jogging someone who’s writing/painting) until it is Invented (and named) by a bloke from New Zealand named Arthur Lydiard.

can you picture a world without jogging?. Shot inside a drug bust. Consider that. Jogging, in a really possible way, altered our cultural landscape. Charity Marathons will be a different prospect altogether (Actually ‘Marathon’ originally meant ‘long-lasting’ and had little, if anything, to do with running) and sports/athletic clothing could be reserved for sporting people (vs those who consider shoplifting athletic clothing a sport)}.

However. Showing. Running, jogging or whatever else you wish to call it, is here to stay, and long may this be so. Sure, you occasionally see someone in spandex that you could have avoided seeing in spandex, but more often than not, you get to see attractive members of the alternative sex (or the same sex – I’m not judging) stretching and flexing in a skimpy outfit. You can’t go wrong, really.

You’ll want (in some cases: need) music to accompany your run. Whatever your soundtrack, you’ll still be obtaining a good workout!. The major choice is between ear pieces and headsets. There are far too many individual products to chat about. The earpiece models wrap around your ear itself, with a little bud that’s specially designed to lodge in your ear hole. These headsets work well indeed when you’ve got a good shape of ears. Personally, I happen to work as part Vulcan apparently, as my ‘inhuman’ ears (no matter what your mates say, these phones are definitely NOT one size fits all!) simply can’t keep those flamin’ things on my head! If you’re like me, a headset version, You’ll be looking for something that’s small and easy to carry. As I say, it’s a personal choice, just as your running soundtrack.