Thursday, June 01, 2006

Apple is so smart

So I was just reading about Apple and their new-fangled iPod Nano ideas. Now they have an adaptor you can connect to Nikes so that it keeps your pace and distance (I think it is pretty much a fancy pedometer). Now while this is neat in and of itself, apparently you can set it up so that when you start slowing down, the Nano will play a preset pick-me-up song of your choice. How awesome would it be to be having a rough patch up a hill or something and then bam! Waterloo by Abba comes on. There. I just admitted I like Abba. At least for running. Too bad I hate Nikes with a passion (they are the only shoes that have made my toenail fall off).

Dam to Dam (20K) is on Saturday, yay! I am excited mainly because this was the first ever race over 10K that I ran. Last year (my first year), my pace was like 11:03. Granted it takes a few minutes to cross the starting line and there is no chip timing and I also had an asthma attack at about mile 10, but all I wanted was to be under 11. So close, yet so far. Anyways, considering I just did a 20 mile run at 10:35 pace, I would have to have a really bad day to not improve over last year. So I would like to think of this as my benchmark race.

Also, yet another reason why Iowa City is cooler than Ames, besides being good at fluid mechanics and having a vegetarian restaurant - the Iowa Arts Festival! So after having a fun run in the morning at Dam to Dam, I get to go listen to FREE! music, including Nickel Creek, who I would pay money to go see.

7 comments:

Joe said...

you've so drunk the apple kool-aid. you're probably one of those people who think having an ipod vending machine in an airport is a good idea.

think for yourself, don't let steve freaking jobs tell you what to do!

Danielle said...

No no no, it is not like that at all. When I got my Nano, Apple was the only company that had gotten up to 4G on flash memory. I looked for anyone else that had been able to get there. That being said - I think it would be pretty neat not to have to run with my Nano AND my GPS.

Joe said...

you damned kids. when i was your age, if we wanted to know how far we ran, we counted the number of steps we took during the run. and if we wanted music, we sang to ourselves. you and your electronic mile counter dealies and digital devil music player things.

Danielle said...

Wait, aren't you my age still?

Joe said...

ok, maybe i'm just a little more down to earth than you and all your tek-naw-lo-jee.

Danielle said...

Whatever, Mr. Two Channel Tivo.

Joe said...

well that just sounds a lot like jealousy rearing its ugly head. :)