Want to know what I got for my birthday???? Huh? Huh???? One of these babies:

The little Nike chip that fits in your shoe and talks to your i-pod telling you how far you've run, how many calories you've burned, etc. etc. It totally rocks. We are an "i" family--quite addicted to our i-pod, nano, and i-tunes. When I run, I listen to all the crazyfun music, which keeps me actually moving, as well as loads of audiobooks. It almost (almost) makes you forget you're exercising. There is a chance I will get an i-phone, but hell hasn't frozen over yet. I am still cell-phoneless and loving it. David's cell phone plan is up this fall, and I will probably be dragged kicking and screaming into the world of technical ear growths, but until then I will not use one.

Running used to be a lot easier for me. As I mentioned above, it's my birthday and I'm getting older and for pete's sake my body just doesn't want to do what it used to. So I need fun gadgets like this to make it fun. I'm (gulp) training for the Denver half-marathon in October and need all the help I can get.

Oh, i-technology... I love you!


Mama Papaya said...


Happy Birthday!

Christina said...

ditto mama papaya's comment - i want one!

And happy birthday!

Heather & Adam said...

Happy iBirthday!
If I had one, it would probably tell my Ipod, "This girl needs serious help."

hotflawedmama said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hear ya about the running. booo without ipods. doesn't happen, in fact, without them. :)

good luck training. you are an inspiration! :)