Technology Tips

I heart technology, I really do, but most of the time when it comes to running I prefer to escape. Escape it all. That doesn't mean I don't have a Garmin 305 (w/ heart rate monitor) that tells me my pace, heart rate, distance, calories burned, route, etc. And it doesn't mean I don't have an ipod I occasionally wear on a run. And it doesn't mean I didn't consider getting the Nike+ sports kit to fit into my Nike running shoes when I had them.

But most of the time, my Timex or Nike running watches are all I want joining me on a run. Tell me how long I've been out on the pavement and I'm a happy woman. When I get a bit more serious and want to know my stats for long runs/races or want to zone out to some music, I've got the technology to do it.

Where I don't waver in technology however, is my running clothes. I heart dri fit/cool max material like it's my job. $55 on a pair of running pants, no prob. $30 on a tech t shirt, it's mine. Because I'm so over feeling all gross and muggy after a run in a cotton tshirt. My running drawer is officially overflowing with tech shirts, shorts and spandex. Must step away from the clothing racks.

P.S. The knee still hurts. I tried doing a 15 min run/walk yesterday and my knee is much worse today. I'll chalk it up to my body revolting after so much training and the hilly marathon. Old lady yoga, here I come.


Kim said…
I'm with you.... simplify on the runs! Great post! :)
Amber said…
I never run wothout my ipod. Half the time I zone out and don't even really listen to the music that closely, but I still like to have it!

I've heard so many great things about the garmin, I want one!!
I've got to get myself one of these Garmins. Maybe I'll ask for one for my birthday because I can't fork the money out to buy one myself.
raulgonemobile said…
Oh, I forgot to include stuff like the clothing.. good point

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