Look up when your gut tells you to—it will. Read lightly, so you are aware of your surroundings. Don’t read in the rain. Don’t flinch if someone speaks out to you—chances are they just want to know what that thing is. And remember that if God wanted us to look where we were going, we’d have two sets of eyes.
One other thing: Don’t run and read—unless you are on an elliptical trainer (which is how Ken Brooks uses his Kindle—though I must say the bouncing makes me nauseous). However, reading while doing Pilates, is okay and I actually recommend it.
For latecomers: E-walking is just that: reading a book while walking. Yes, you can do other e-things such as listen to music or audiobooks on your iPod, but I’m unabashedly bookcentric in the text sense. Meanwhile please do read our earlier safety tips and kindly refrain from suing if they fail. And finally an update, at 4:43 p.m., D.C. time: I decided I was in the mood to tread. E-walking tomorrow!