Its always about speed. Going around 20 blocks at average speed I could cover it in 65 minutes then add a little bit of speed I could cut down 12 to 15 minutes of time. Walking with a phone that doubled up as a stop watch, mentally measuring the time taken to cover every hundred paces... urggggggh!!!! it used to be so stressful. I came home sweating alright with a belief that enough calories and the pain of fractured muscles.
Today I decided to cover the same distance in 90 minutes. To check how slowly and how leisurely I can cover the distance. No timer, no phone, no music - just me. I realized after a few paces the running and the speed was more to reduce loneliness. It was a bit difficult the slow paced movements, seemed endless but I thought to myself its not the physical activity that I am going to focus on its the time I am going to spend with myself now.
I stopped when ever and wanted to stop, stretched, did sit ups, did not count steps, consciously reduced my speed to short paced steps. I loved it. It to me 90 minutes. I wish I can do it more often.
Now if you are a fast paced person try this once in a while. Its surely not easy