If you use the Nike+ at all, you know it pretty much rocks. At least that’s how I feel. Boyf first got me the Nike+Sportband for my birthday last summer, and I was obsessed with it. I used it all summer. It was amazing being able to look down at my wrist, see my time, pace, miles and calories. It totally pushed me to do more. I would look down, see I was almost at 4 miles, and tell myself to get to 5. It gave me a sense of control over my runs that I wasn’t getting before. Plus, being able to plug it into the computer was amazing. Being able to track my runs over time has been great and I have become a more devoted runner because of it.
This past fall I upgraded my photo ipod to the brand new touch, and with it came the newer Nike+ features. Now everything is tracked right on my ipod touch. I can view my run stats and listen to my music all in one device. Brilliant!
When I got the touch, I also inherited my Nike + Mini. If you are on my page right now, you will notice she is dancing around to the left of this post. She is HARDCORE. Currently she is pumped because I just did a 6 mile run. She is spouting out phrases like “My runometer just blew up” and “I feel like I am on top of the world.” She says stuff like that while jumping hurdles, air boxing, and doing splits in the air. She is currently full of energy. When I go a few days without running, or at least not tracking a run with my ipod, she gets PISSED. She sits there complaining to me that she is bored, and hasn’t run in a while. She gets quite upset when I don’t ‘take her for a run’ I put this feature up on top of my blog so its front and center. In a small way, its how I can be accountable for running. It is embarrassing if she is up there telling the whole blog world I haven’t ran in a while. She sits there playing video games and mocks me! I can’t have that! So I knew when I got home today I had to get my butt out there and give into my Mini’s running needs.
What can I say? She gets me out there running, and in the end, I am ok with that.