Books + Exercise = Good

Recently, we tried Audible to see if I might enjoy listening to books while I did mundane tasks like driving or cleaning.  Wow, how much more fun is it to do something boring while listening to something great??

That takes me to the task that I generally dread more than cleaning bathrooms: exercise.  I know, I know, exercise is wonderful, but it has never really been my thing.  One day, I reluctantly walked around a track while Miss Petrie rode her bike and I listened to a book… and without becoming bored I had walked two miles.  It’s a start.

The Audible subscription we ordered gets me two books a month.  I ordered J.R. Ward’s Lover Unleashed and Richelle Mead’s Iron Crowned.  Both are books from series that I like.  The reading of the books was a little melodramatic at times, but generally I could move past that and enjoy the story.

I’m also trying the audio books offered by the Albuquerque library system.  There are not as many options, but they are free.  I have 10 days to listen to a book, then it disappears from my iPhone (you can also use a computer, mp3 player, iPod, or iPad).  The program used isn’t as easy as Audible, but I did find one book series I have been interested in reading/listening to for awhile.

An Audible subscription is more than I usually pay for books, but it is much cheaper than a gym membership!  Book uses never cease to amaze me.

Have a great Monday.

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 8th, 2011 at 9:32 pm and is filed under books.

One Response to “Books + Exercise = Good”

  1. MiMi Says:

    I LOVE Audible. Love to listen to books on the iPod. I’ve went to the library and burned cd’s to my iTunes and then listened…:)

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