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Back in 2007 shortly after I started running, the USATF came out with their big ipod ban. And so I quit running with an ipod, cold turkey. I figured if it was going to be a strict rule, I better quit while I was ahead. I wasn’t one of those who “needed” music to get me through a run, and I was better off not becoming one. Besides, back then I was doing almost all of my runs with then baby Rowen in the jog stroller, and it wasn’t really safe to have music blaring in my ears while running a little baby down the street.