What you listen to when you walk or run
Thursday, April 22, 2010
I'm one of those "old" people who actually doesn't own an ipod. I'm thinking about getting one, but I haven't done it yet. I do think it would be nice to have when I'm exercising, and have the beat of the music match my pace. Right now, if I'm outside, I don't listen to anything. At the gym, they have music playing over the loudspeaker (not loud), but usually I'm watching the TV (reading the closed captioning) or watching the other people exercising, and not really listening to anything in particular. Yesterday I took my discman with me and listened to a book on CD while I was on the treadmill. I always have books on CD checked out from the library because it takes me at least 45 minutes to get to work every day, so I listen to them in the car. It was kind of fun listening to the book on the treadmill. It was a distraction, so it made the time go by faster. I was thinking about the story rather than how much time I had spent walking. I wouldn't want to do it every time, but it made for a nice change.
For those of you who do have an ipod, I'd be interested to know how you pick what to listen to while you walk or run. Do you just listen to songs you like? Do you try to match your pace in any way? If so, how do you do that? Any advice on buying an ipod or other mp3 player? Thanks!