So I have this really cool friend who got me the coolest christmas/birthday present in the world . . . the Nike+ running system. If I wasn't a running nerd before this definitely has the potential of making me one. Alright, who am I kidding? This already has made me a running nerd. Now while listening to music from my ipod I can track my distance, my time, my pace, and my calories burned. How cool is that?!
Not to mention that there are about a billion and one nifty features. If I click on run for distance, my trainer (the electronic male voice) will count up the half miles to the halfway point, then count down the distance remaining to the finish line. My trainer will also provide the same inspiration in increments of time or calories. At the touch of a button I can rock out to my power song at any point during my workout. I can upload all my run data to nike.com and track my progress as I reach my goals. If I go to Itunes I can buy pre-recorded mixes that include a real trainer and music to help you increase your speed.
I hope this hasn't come across as a sales pitch for Nike, but I just got back from my first run with my new gadget and was so excited about it. Especially since I ran 2 miles at an average pace of 7'39". Just imagine what I could achieve with a little bit of training!