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N16351D Posts: 2,349
10/19/12 10:09 A

Since I jog on country roads with no shoulders, usually in the early morning dark before dawn, it is unsafe for me to listen to music while I walk or jog. I need to hear the traffic and know that it is coming before they know I am on the road.

Instead, I listen to the pounding of my feet, the birds, the quiet mornings and other sounds from rustling leaves and animals moving. It is my favorite time of day.

PAPAMIKIE SparkPoints: (43,196)
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10/18/12 10:57 P

There is also learning to enjoy the me time and the quite and peace and focus of being out there on your own. I only use music or sound when I am specifically working on something like cadence or tempo of foot turn over. I have learned to enjoy the time and make my walking run an moving meditation. I know this is not for everyone, however, it has worked out well for me.

Good running and be careful out there.

Popie

MOCACHOC SparkPoints: (29,765)
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10/18/12 3:19 P

I know the earbuds don't work for me they hurt, so I wart the wireless ones.

TACDGB Posts: 6,132
10/17/12 10:47 P

good luck in the walking. I found sports ear buds that wrap around my ears that stay in fine when I go running.

MNTDREAMER2007 SparkPoints: (1,176)
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10/17/12 1:32 P

Lol i dont even have a cd player, I have a walk man lol. But I'll have to try it out. I have a gard time cause i can never find headphones that fit me right, they always fall out of my ears or slide off my head

ZUZUBEAT Posts: 74
10/17/12 1:30 P

Excellent. I love to walk. I've found that it's best to have someone or something to hold you accountable, especially as we get into cooler weather. My dogs hold me accountable. If I don't take them on walks they get crazy! Other ideas are to walk with friends- to set a schedule. I've recently started training for a 5k. I think I might have quit and just gone back to walking (I'm not a very good runner) but I enlisted my best friend and husband to sign up for the race, too. Even though we're not training together, we talk about our successes and difficulties each week.

HEALTHYBOUND4ME Posts: 12
10/17/12 1:20 P

good for you and reevaluating and wanting to get back into the swing of things. I too hate doing things by myself but finding it isn't too bad if I listen to music while walking. Maybe you could try that . . . .sad to say I'm behind the times and right now just have a personal CD player but I wear a jacket (walking outside that is) with the perfect pocket for the player and I pop in a fav upbeat CD, put in earbuds and off I go. Still not as fun as with another person right there but if it helps then go for it. wishing you great success

MNTDREAMER2007 SparkPoints: (1,176)
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10/17/12 1:02 P

3 months before I got married I started walking every day twice a day 40 minutes per walk. well after a week long honeymoon i stopped walking. i had ruined my momentum by not getting up and doing some kind of work out for that week. So today I went got to work early and did a 20 minute walk. The walk was a mix of flat surfaces and stairs. I am going to do this everyday that I work and end my day with a 40 minute walk around the lake that I live by. Wish me luck people, my down fall is doing things by myself makes me unmotivated so as hopefully being part of the Spark Team will help keep me motivated

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