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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Reason To Drag My Tushy To The Gym

Bud surprised me with flowers at work last night.  I looked down at the bouquet, and tucked inside was a little plastic box that screamed Apple Product!  And yes, it was:  a new Ipod Nano.  Seriously, my mouth fell open.  Bud just smiled.  I have had pretty much all the Ipods, and this one makes me happy happy.  I run with my Ipod all the time.  I hate wearing a strap around my arm to keep my hands free.  I sweat, and my arm itches and it drives me nuts. I tried this for one summer, and stopped using it.  For years, I've been running holding my Ipod in my hand.  It also enables me to change songs if something plays that just isn't jelling for me at that moment. And no maddening sweaty itch on my arm helps me focus on running, and not the mantra of "God, my arm itches.  God, my arm itches.  God, my arm itches."


Enter the Nano Ipod.  Since my other Nano Ipod is called the Wee Pod, this one has been graced with the name of Pea Pod.  It's so teeny, and it clips to my shirt.  Hands free running.  And, I can wear it out in the yard while I do gardening, mowing, and all that other fun stuff that comes with having a house.  Oh!  and bike riding!  Now I can steer with both hands and avoid wobbling over into a ditch on the side of the trail.  No song makes falling into the weeds any better.  


I will still use my other Ipod, since it does have video and voice memo stuff on it.  That will come in handy on Thursday, when I am taking it to Tai Chi class to video my instructor going through all the steps we've learned, and that I've forgotten and can't get down.  Then I can put it on my computer and practice at home without feeling like a total dinkus.  


So once again, Bud is keeping me up  with technology.  What a guy.  I'm off to try out my Pea Pod.  Can't wait for warmer weather, when  I can enjoy it outside. 


 Just picture me, on the treadmill, flapping my arms up and down with joy, just before I forget to keep up the pace and fall off the back.  

7 comments:

  1. I'm always afraid I'm going to fall off. I thought it was just a silly fear of mine until I talked to a woman that actually did! She says it happens a lot so be careful! :)

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  2. Good for you, I like my MP3 player, but for some reason I don't wear it outdoors, just at the gym. Isn't technology great?

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  3. I've never had an issue with my armband, but now, every time I wear it, I'll be thinking, "God, my arm itches. God, my arm itches. God, my arm itches."

    Hehe, have fun with your new toy!

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  4. Bobbi, you are so funny! I hope I didn't jinx your armband.

    Alessandra: It really is bizarre to see just how small these little guys have become in just a few short years. I remember lugging along the original Ipod--it looked like a small car in my hand.

    Hannah--I've come close, but never actually fallen off. I would be mortified!

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  5. I got rid of my armband too! I thought for sure I'd like it but I had the same problem..I really wanted to change the song easier. Sometimes you're just not feelin something you would normally like. :) Hope you had fun with the Pea Pod. :)

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  6. Gosh darn it I love me some apple! Here's to iPod's! It's the only reason I can drag my cushy tushy up that hill for hikes everyday!
    xx tash

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  7. I had to come back and tell you that I gave you an award over at my blog!

    http://erraticquestions.blogspot.com/2011/02/i-feel-like-dancing.html

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