Great music is really one of my best motivators. My walk started this morning with a catch in my left hip. It hurt. I told myself, I'd walk it out. And then I concentrated on the music - first song was Soft Cell's Tainted Love and the next song was Morris Day and The Time's The Bird. I got myself immersed in the music and completely forgot about the pain.
I'm now done with my walk, and showered - and there's no pain in my hip. Instead, I feel incredibly energized. This is great.