My husband got me the iPod and the Nike + iPod kit for Christmas. My mom found a great pair of Nike running shoes for me, and I supplied the plastic bag for my Nike gizmo. I know that sensor holders exist, I found some online but then thought I'd just buy one. On my one trip to find one they were out and since I wanted to run the next day I just made do. I'll get a real holder one of these days. But what I really wanted to post about was my running mix. I need to make a few of them because I'm already getting tired of mine. But I am musically challenged at finding new tunes. I love having my iPod, it is like a running partner. It is so great to hear "halfway point" and then I get the countdown for the last 400 meters of my run. That helps so much. And I have a motivation to try to go farther so I can hear Lance Armstrong or that famous marathoner Joanie tell me, "Congratulations, that was your longest run yet." But I need some new music. Going on iTunes doesn't help because there are so many choices. I have a running podcast downloaded but I'd rather listen to real songs than just random music. I think that will be good for intervals. And as for the power tunes on the Nike site, more than half are labeled "explicit" so that didn't help much.
So please, give me some good running songs suggestions. I'd love to hear your favorites.
I didn't run this morning, I was in kind of a funk because the weather is supposed to be cold and rainy all week and I didn't want to start that kind of week yet so I stayed warm in bed for as long as possible. That and Sommer was up a lot, she's sick. But I have been running and now my farthest is 3.2 miles with only one walking break in the middle. The problem is that was on the Burk-Gilman trail and nice and flat. When I start at my house I am at the top of a hill and so running halfway is great and then killer on the way back. But it is a start.