Monday, October 19, 2009

Nike+ Review...

I bought a Nike+ on Saturday morning and was so excited to use it! However, at first I couldn't figure it out! So, I did my 3 miles at the track with my ipod. I later realized it was an easy problem to fix. So, Sunday I put on my "game face" and calibrated it. I ran 1 mile and it was dead on.

Today I took it outside to give it a test drive and it rocks!! Not kidding, the second best investment i've made in my running, the first was obviously my shoes. I had just bought new Asics, so I didn't want to buy the Nike shoes. So, I stuck the sensor under the tongue of my shoe!

I ran 5k today. It's nice because now I can take any route and not have to worry about mapping or anything. I just plug in the Nike+ and go. I ran until it said I was half way through, stopped and stretched for a minute and then ran back the same way i'd come! It was so awesome!

Update on the personal life....I thought my parents divorce was so horrible, but even worse were the details. Not that the reason why they're splitting is awful, more watching who my momma is becoming. She's confused and lost and sad(has been for 15 or more years) and all we want to do is help her, but she feels my dad has made sure that my brothers and I are against her. I feel so terrible for her. I just hope she reaches out for someone and soon. I worry about her everyday. I wake up and my mind is on her, I work and my mind is on her, I run and I think of her. I know in time we'll all heal, but the road to the "healing place" is going to be long and windy, i'm sure. Thanks for all of your kind words! This has been a battle of a week(especially the past 3 days) and all of your sweet words really help me out!!

8 comments:

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I got the Nike+ back in March, and I had Asics but I could not get the darn thing to work for me!!! I stuck it under the tongue of my shoe and it kept saying it wasn't picking up the signal or whatever. Such a bummer, so I never even ended up using it at all.

I did get a Garmin Forerunner 305 about a month ago for my birthday and I LOVEEE it! It's so nice to just go out and RUN and not have to worry about mapping your run out beforehand!

Missy said...

Prayers for your mom!

Morgan said...

Just an FYI (as I use the Nike+ as well) you might still want to map your routes and make sure it's not losing it's calibration. I go thru periods where it works like a charm and periods where it's a piece of crap. I have had to recalibrate it so many times. Just warning ya!!!

Love me some Asics!

So excited you stopped by my digs, will definitely be keeping my eye on you!!! Keep on running girl!

As for the divorce, perhaps you should recruit your mom on a run, it's a great way to clear your head...

Stephany said...

You can use the Nike+ in non-Nike shoes? I have a pair of Asics and would LOVE to buy the Nike+ but thought I needed the Nike shoes. This. would. be. AWESOME!

Sorry about your parent's divorce! My parents divorced when I was 11 and my mom was the same way. While she didn't think my brother and I were against her, we were just 11 and 12 and she got depressed thinking about being single for the first time in 15 years, raising us, and making all the bills on time. It was rough for us all so I can totally relate!

Stephany said...

Sorry, another comment! I just scrolled down and saw your Asics - my same pair! Haha, I feel a kindred spirit now. ;)

walkingonsunshine18 said...

I know the road will be windy and tough but you have all of us to try to make you feel better xo

Melissa said...

Hi! I just found your blog and congratulations on your success! I do want to comment on your parents divorce. Since I'm a divorced single mom, I can tell you that your mom need you and your siblings right now. Well both of your parents do. This is such a hard transition and it takes years to get over (if you can ever fully get over it). For me, I kept beating myself up wondering what I could of, should of, would of done. Divorce is hard on everyone and I know without the love and support of my family, my son and I wouldn't be where we are today. You and your family just hang in there and pray! Pray that you get through these rough times without losing your sanity. Pray for strength and courage. I can tell you from experience that it works and it will get you through. Stay strong! and I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!If you need to talk, just send me an email!

Katie said...

Ooo! I will have to check into the nike+

I just started running & need some good motivation to get my butt out there!

I hope things improve with your mother. I'm sure that she will realize that you guys are there to help & that things will turn around. Keep your head up!