12/27/06

materialism has taken hold of me....

I am in love with my new shoes. Wait - or am I in love with my iPod? No - I am in love with the combination of the two, brought together by a tiny sensor hidden in the sole of my left shoe. So after a stellar 6.5km run yesterday, I braved the Eaton Centre crowd and bought me a new pair of kicks. I was in desperate need of new runners as the soles on my current shox are starting to wear out from all of the running I've done in the last year. I've wanted to purchase a pair of Nike+ shoes since they came out, but couldn't justify spending $165 plus the $35 or so on the sports kit for my nano to track my runs. So there I was on boxing day, still high and sweaty from my run and I thought, "TO HECK WITH IT! MAMA NEEDS A NEW PAIR OF SHOES!!" So i waddled my bum on into sportchek, coast mountain sports, whatever they're calling it now, looked at the shoes (when people moved out of the way and didn't elbow me in the back) and noticed the ones I'd been eying for MONTHS were actually 30 bucks off! WOOHOO! So this morning a friendly female voice counted down my 5km run for me in my ear. She told me what my pace was 5:01 /km, that I had completed my run in 25:23, it downloaded the data from my iPod to a Website and tracked my run on a pretty graph, showing when i sped up, slowed down, etc. It's just the motivation I need to get me up to my 10km goal for 2007!

2 comments:

Kathryn said...

That whole system for tracking your running sounds awesome...hmm...I'm gonna have to look into that! I'm in the third week of the couch to 5km run and so far its been great! Reading about your success is totally inspirational! Your blog is great!

Lol...the turkey pic made me laugh so much.

Shirls said...

totally exciting!! I've seen those shoes and have been eyeing them up myself, so cool, I didn't realize you have a nice lady encouraging you along with that system! yeah you, you deserve a treat like this :)

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