Plus, tried many different types of headphones/earbuds all of which either hurt my ears, do not stay in, or bother me when I get sweaty. Maybe some day I'll find headphones that are actually comfortable to wear and realize what I was missing all these miles.
I do not think that everyone should run with only their thoughts for company, but for me it is what works. I am not looking to be distracted from my activity, but rather enjoy the feeling of running. In fact, I am likely in the minority in this practice.
Get the shoes on and run a few today!