I've had a lot on my mind lately (more on that later this week), so walking Molly without the distraction of Weezer or Jay-Z or Fergie-Ferg blasting in my ear has been incredibly calming. I have ALWAYS been of the school of "I can't possibly exercise without music," and in a gym, that's 100% accurate. But we're so plugged in these days, with our smart phones and iPods and interwebs and what-have-you that it's nice to take an hour or so to completely unplug, sweat it out and be alone with your thoughts. And I've worked out a lot of things and have made some pretty big decisions doing this over the past few weeks.
AND, you know what? I've actually ended up exercising longer, because I'm not burning out on my same ol' playlists. I have ample mental distractions to keep me occupied until, oh, 2073.
What about you? Do you ever completely unplug to work out, or do you have to have music?