Monday, December 03, 2012
In the car on the drive to work I usually keep the radio off. I've been doing this pretty much as long as I've been Sparking actively. Why? Radio is a distraction, a shiny object that pulls one away from the focus of the morning.
I often write blogs in my head during that fifteen minute drive. And I definitely give myself pep talks about the day ahead. Since I was a bit rushed heading out the door and I knew I had a week packed with meetings once again lined up, it was important to keep my focus on my "line in the sand" challenge... not skipping those all important break walks, even on a "rest" day in the exercise cycle.
Those break walks are what keep me sane through my work day. I have a schedule to keep. If my meetings interfere with the "normal" time for my walking break, I take it earlier or later. Walk, eat healthy snack, go to next meeting. Lunch time? Eat healthy lunch, then go for walk. Afternoon, repeat. If a meeting encroaches on lunch break, shift lunch time earlier or later, but don't skimp on it.
Today I had a new techno-toy to try out with the walking breaks. You see, I have been slowly dragged, kicking and screaming into the 21st century. I resisted the iPod. I eventually got an MP3 player, but hadn't done a lot with it in a while. I resisted the Smart Phones. Until yesterday.
With my marathon dreams, my envy of those who have the RunKeeper app (or other similar training appication) on GPS enabled phones got the better of me. It was time to get my cell phone minutes for the next year anyway... I only had 25 days left on my plan.
So... I walked into the techno-store, and found that the sales person was also a runner... he recommended a package for me that includes this really comfy headset. I tried it out today, and I have to say I am impressed. Now to rip the music I really want to be my sound track!
Because life is good, and active life is better, and music along the way keeps us moving. Georg Frederick Handel, here I come!