So I was browsing through Wired magazine yesterday and read an article on how Apple and Nike worked together to create the Nike+. It's device that comes with two parts: one plugs into your iPod, the other fits into your sneaker. It then records, how long and far your ran, as well as how many calories you lost, and at the same time comes with a sort of virtual coach that helps you commit and complete any goals you may have set.
Thought it was nifty. I have been considering to pick up running again. Well, Ryan and I stopped by Best Buy after work, and I decided to see if they actually had the Nike+. There was one left? Looks like the universe was giving me sign. It was cheap too; like 25 bucks.
So I tried it out this morning with 1.5 mile run and I have to say that I love it. Its pretty fascinating as all the data is shared between users. Nike said that it noticed a trend that after about 5 runs, people seem more likely to continue to do it. Also, more people run in the evening and even more so on Sundays.
Tomorrow I hope to pull in a 2 miler.
I will catch you guys in the studio later tonight; I am inclined to do some more abstract/aquarium photography.
Have a great day,