Recently I realized that one reason it’s hard for me to keep up my pace in the pool for an hour to an hour and a half every day is because it gets kind of boring.  Sure I can swim laps and change the stroke or try different things in the diving well, but it gets boring anyway.  My mind wanders and I slow down.  To combat this problem, I invested the $30 in a waterproof mp3 player.  There are waterproof ipods but they cost a lot more, so I went for this one.  So far I have had no problems with it.  The armband wasn’t so great, but I just replaced it using two strips of velcro and that worked fine.  The earbuds are also earplugs which is great since I have to wear earplugs anyway.  I can feel a difference in my workout because of this little player.  I listen to various kinds of fast-paced music and it keeps me moving.  I also find that I don’t focus on how tired I am and oh dear God is it over yet.  I don’t keep track of how far I go and I’m not training for any events or anything like that.  I just water jog and swim for my health, but it was starting to become a chore instead of something I enjoyed. If you swim or water jog, I highly recommend this.  Apparently it will work for up to ten meters depth as well, but I haven’t tried that yet.

Recently I realized that one reason it’s hard for me to keep up my pace in the pool for an hour to an hour and a half every day is because it gets kind of boring.  Sure I can swim laps and change the stroke or try different things in the diving well, but it gets boring anyway.  My mind wanders and I slow down.  To combat this problem, I invested the $30 in a waterproof mp3 player.  There are waterproof ipods but they cost a lot more, so I went for this one.  So far I have had no problems with it.  The armband wasn’t so great, but I just replaced it using two strips of velcro and that worked fine.  The earbuds are also earplugs which is great since I have to wear earplugs anyway.  I can feel a difference in my workout because of this little player.  I listen to various kinds of fast-paced music and it keeps me moving.  I also find that I don’t focus on how tired I am and oh dear God is it over yet.  I don’t keep track of how far I go and I’m not training for any events or anything like that.  I just water jog and swim for my health, but it was starting to become a chore instead of something I enjoyed. If you swim or water jog, I highly recommend this.  Apparently it will work for up to ten meters depth as well, but I haven’t tried that yet.

  1. healthyhourglass reblogged this from calciumatlantic and added:
    If I get into a habit of swimming more (which I would love to do as a good form of enjoyable exercise), I’ll invest in...
  2. nightbecomesme said: i don’t have a pool, or access to one, but i do a lot of swimming in the rivers and lakes near my home…i should look into getting one, so i don’t get bored on my longer swims.
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