The time may have finally come. I have $100 gift card to Amazon.com, and it looks like I’ll be spending it on an iPod nano. Color is still TBD. You read that right, a new iPod will soon be purchased (I got my last iPod more than five years ago), and it will be one made for running. The new nano comes with a built in clip (no nasty-smelling armband needed), an FM radio, a pedometer and it is equipped for Nike+. You can even turn it into a wristwatch. Since I need a new iPod and I am getting one equipped for exercising with it, I’ll give it a try.
If you read my bio – you likely haven’t – you would know I can’t stand running with headphones/listening to music. There are lots of reasons; mainly that music doesn’t do much to motivate me. It actually annoys me because the songs that play are never what I want to hear. I took Yvonne’s suggestion to check out jog.fm, but after entering my pace, none of the suggestions sounded like things I wanted to listen to while running. Plus headphones/buds won’t stay in my ears.
I promised Yvonne I’d give running with music a try and even said I’d let her make me a playlist. I also got an idea from a friend to listen to podcasts while running. Not sure if how running to NPR talkers will keep me entertained. I’ll give both a try and report back.
Any music suggestions or ideas on how to enjoy music while running for me and your fellow runners out there getting ready for the AJC Peachtree Road Race would be much appreciated. If I can’t figure out running with the nano, I’ll have to continue to sing to myself. Good thing I run alone.
Speaking of running technology, I am a much bigger fan of my Garmin Forerunner 110 watch. It keeps up with where I go and how fast I get there. It’s become an indispensable part of my running. We’ll see if the iPod joins that list.