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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Celebrate the Small Things: iPod Shuffle

It takes a bit of work to keep in shape, especially if you are like me: heading towards 50 and not willing to go on any sort of diet. I've exercised reasonably regularly over the years and am pretty satisfied with my weight and overall physical condition.


Of the many modes of physical exercise I have utilised, running has been a constant. It's odd because I don't really like it and it has certainly not become any easier with practice. I'm still tired and leg weary from the first step to the last. Running isn't fun, but I persist because I reckon it does me good. The end result is what motivates me to throw on my runners early in the morning and hit the road.

Of great assistance in this discipline is a little friend who comes with me. My children gave me an iPod shuffle (the only Apple device I own or intend to ever own) for Christmas several years ago, and it provides the beats for my foot pounding exertion. Loaded with an awesome selection of songs I love from band such as Switchfoot and As I Lay Dying, plus everything with crunchy guitars in between. I don't always listen, mind you. Sometimes the music is simply there in the background, calming my mind and allowing me to think. I couldn't punish myself this way without my iPod shuffle, so today I give thanks for this clever little device.

Do you exercise? How? How often? Do you listen to music while you do it?

P.S. Creeping Death by Metallica provides the best beat to match my gait.

11 comments:

  1. I get most of my exercise from self-defense class, and they've got a couple of CDs they play every time. Otherwise, I usually forget to exercise.

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    1. Not a big deal for you then. Do you enjoy the self defence class, or just do it because you think it's necessary?

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  2. Music can be so helpful in getting us moving or cheering us up. My last week's post was about how a Muppets' song helped me revise my novel! lol Good luck with your running and have a great weekend!

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  3. I admire people like you who run. Maybe because I'd never do it. It's amazing what a little music can inspire. Happy steps!

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  4. I admire people who run and enjoy it. I have a colleague who runs half marathons. He says to me, "Just went for a quick 10km run this morning before work". What? He makes it sound like just an other thing you do...eat breakfast, brush your teeth, run 10Ks

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  5. I wish I could still run, but walking is my outdoors exercise now, and I play audio books on my iPhone to keep me company.

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    1. Audio books are great.Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment.

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  6. I use a treadmill and work out with a group of a ladies twice a week. I'm always surprised at the difference when I don't. Those aches and pains always return. I tried running, but could never stick with it. (I run through the house sometimes; Does that count?)

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  7. All running counts Sharon. Are you saying your aches and pains return if you don't exercise? Opposite to me.

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