I walk a lot. I average about six miles a day, usually taken in three different walks. My beginning of the day walk is the opportunity to listen to podcasts. My playlist generally contains podcasts about tech, but I also listen to some featuring humor or news commentary. Now that I think about it, what news isnâ€™t commentary these days?
I also walk twice during my traditional work hours, once in the morning and once in the late afternoon. Lately I have been leaving my phone behind and opting to instead lose myself in my thoughts. I tend to solve work problems during these walks but occasionally I think about non-work topics as well. I rely on my Apple Watch to keep track of my steps and people are able to still reach me by text message. Responding can be a little tricky.
The only drawback is when I walk without my phone I have no way of capturing any photos. And lately Iâ€™ve been enjoying taking photos. The magic of taking the film to get developed is gone, but itâ€™s fun to see photos on a bigger screen when I pull them up on my MacBook or iPad Pro.
But alas, my Apple Watch does not have a camera in it. And Iâ€™m OK with that.