I've mentioned before, but I really enjoy podcasts,
[photo from McCallum Bagpipes]
particularly ones about knitting. I usually listen to them during my walk and it really (really) helps to pass the time and take some (not all!) of the drudgery out of this exercise.
For some reason I can focus better on the content of a podcast than on music. When I listen just to music, my mind wanders more and I find myself thinking about how many songs I've heard and calculating how many more I'll need to listen to before I'm DONE with the walk. Constantly fixating on the duration just makes it seem even longer. Ugh.
I recently found a new podcast that I am really enjoying. It is the Knitting Pipeline, the knitting podcast with the celtic flair, and you can listen to it at that link or in iTunes.
Podcaster Paula lives in Illinois and plays the Great Highland Pipes. She blogs at A Piper Knits, and on Ravelry she is PrairiePiper.