First of all I will give you a tip on another blog: Matilda in Sydney, Australia, has now also started a ”Once a Week” entry in English every Tuesday! She’s like me, a Swede living abroad…
My entry today will be about exercising and the importance of music while working out.
I can honestly say that I don’t think I would be able to take my Power Walks without my cute, pink, mini-iPod. My little Mini has helped me get thru so many walks. Like the past winter, when it was 8 degrees F and the wind was blowing like crazy. I was going to go out for my daily walk, and I did. I walked up to a corner here on my street and was HIT by the wind so hard. Okay, I thought, I cannot stand this, I’ll go home again. But no, a good song just happened to be playing on my iPod at that moment and inspired me to walk just a little bit longer. So, even that day I got my hour and 15 minutes in!
Without the little music machine I would have turned around.
I love that my i-Pod gives me my favorite music served right into my brain! Thank you!
Sometimes I crank it up so loud. Yes, I know that you have to be careful about tinnitus, and that you have to be aware of your surroundings! But, hey, the music is so good.
This is my music machine, ready for yet another long walk...
I used to go to the gym a lot, but now I haven’t set my foot there since the past summer. unfortunately, it is the truth. I used to love taking certain classes there, like step. Then the gym canceled many of its classes that I loved taking, including a perfect step class that was led by a Swedish friend of mine. That class is no more. Instead my Swedish friend instructs an advanced step class on Thursday nights. I could try it, but Karolina takes drama in Herndon every Thursday night, so there is a driving issue there.
And, I hate…CANNOT STAND working out on the floor. To lift weights and to use the machines at the gym is so incredibly boring, in my opinion. Peter keeps asking me time and again if I want to join him at the gym, and I decline it every time. Again, it has to be a great class with good music, and then I’ll show up.
So, I am left with my Power Walks and nothing’s wrong with that. They lift me up, they make me sweat, and they get my heart rate up and make me feel good and energized.
If I am walking by myself I keep a fast, fast pace. It feels great!
Now my i-Pod is charging and I will grab it and get out of here real soon.
I don’t know if any of you guys have speakers to your i-Pods at home? I’ve noticed that the sound in our speaker-system is not as good anymore. It sounds “canned”, and I wonder if it is time to get a new set? Maybe so.
Peter’s i-Pod is broken as well. He cannot listen to it with his head-phones anymore, and that sort of takes away the purpose, doesn’t it? He can only listen to it using said speakers. The hubby already knows that I will get him a new i-Pod for his birthday. A tad bit irritating since his i-Pod is less than two years old. How long is the life expectancy on a 30 GB i-Pod? You’d think it would last a little bit longer than just two years. Does Apple have an issue here?
All right, dear friends! It is time for me to head out.
Have a good Tuesday!