Let’s get something straight here, running, I don’t like you either. You are however an excellent reason for me to expand my Lululemon collection so you do have a few enduring qualities.
Last summer John and I tried the couch to 5K program but for us it was more like from Sauvignon Blanc to 6K. I don’t spend a lot of time on the couch but I do spend a lot of time with wine. I want to love cardio the way I love yoga, I’ve tried and it’s not happening. Seeing as how I’m only practicing monogamy in my marriage and not my exercise routine I need to put more effort into an affair.
Enter Nike +.
Since I find my iPhone too heavy/annoying to do cardio with my husband bought me a new Nano touch. One of the best things about this version of the iPod is you don’t need Nike +, it’s already on the iPod.
I skipped the calibration set up for my first run because they recommend doing it on a track or in an area where you are certain of the exact distance. I also skipped this because I felt lazy (yet I had enough energy to run, go figure).
My favorite part of my run was the instant feedback. I have OCD when counting and measuring so this is huge for me. Double clicking the down volume button resulted in a woman reciting “Time running, 16 minutes, 60 seconds. Distance traveled, 2 miles. Average mile “8 minutes 30 seconds”. It didn’t sound like a female version of R2D2 either which made me even happier. I also love how the music fades out and then resumes after the feedback. The power song option is pretty awesome too.
The only thing I don’t really get is the calories burned information. It has no idea how much I weigh so I can’t imagine it’s very accurate. But I’m okay with that.
I definitely slowed my pace down on the way home, resulting in my mile time increasing (okay fine, I may have also walked every 7 minutes for 1 minute, cut me some slack, I hadn’t been out since October). I love the workout recap in the end and I’m definitely hooked on the idea of competing with myself. I’m planning another 4.4 after work today!
The final stats screen.