If you work out at a track and lose track of your lap count, try wearing shorts or sweats with two pockets. Put a hand full of beans, dimes or pennies in your left pocket. Each time you complete a lap, take a marker out of one pocket and transfer it to the other.....4 beans, 4 laps, 1 mile, etc.
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When I swim, I wet the bricks lining the pool to help me count how many laps I do while still allowing me to focus on my breathing, my form, my thoughts, etc. I wet one brick in the shallow end for each lap to the deep end and back, so 5 bricks = 10 laps. Then in the deep end, I wet one brick per 10 laps. Done in groups of five on each end, I know at a glance how many I've done and I check my time every 50 laps.
I started out at 100 laps in 50 minutes and am now at 150 laps in 60 minutes. I hope to drop to 55 minutes for 150 laps by August 1st. I love trying to beat my best time! 30
I always lose count of which lap I am on when I do distance walking of the track. My mind wanders and then I'm like, which lap am I on? Now, I carry a pebble for each lap I want to do and toss the pebble after each lap. When my pocket is empty, then I am done! Now I'm free to let my mind wander, think, and dream!
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