Managing Boredom – How to Change Up “The Same Old Walk”

Before class yesterday, I had an extra hour so I decided to walk around the neighborhood for some cardio.  I started a Jillian Michaels Show podcast and set out to maximize my free time.

The area that my school is in is a former Air Force base.  The runway is still in use by the military as well as private flights, and the rest of the base has been transitioned into a business zone.   I’ve worked on the Tradeport for the past 8 years, and am now attending the community college (formerly the military hospital!).  Needless to say, after 8 years here, I’ve walked these roads many, many times.  In all seasons, in all weather, I’ve walked these roads.

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So they can get boring if I’m not careful to mix up the routine of which way I walk, how fast and how far.  How do I do that?

See the sights!  Yesterday I noticed all the trees starting to bud as spring begins.

Take advantage of parking lots!  They can add distance without having to walk the same roads.

Race! Knowing how far or how fast I walked last time, I can race my own pace.  Or I can catch up to people walking or running ahead of me.