Since the first portable sound device - and I go back to the days of a boom box propped on my shoulder - I NEVER walk by myself if I don't have music to keep me entertained. I've been known to get to the gym, realize I forgot my iPod, and turn around and go home.
Today, I decided to take my walk down the beach and take in not only the sights, but the sounds as well.
The upside: hearing the ocean crash, the "ching ching" of a bike bell, and noticing more details in general because I was actually focused on what I was doing.
The downside: Without a musical beat to put that pep in my step, my pace dragged.