Wednesday, December 10, 2008

100 Miles & Counting

Some of you may know that I participate in a little challenge with my friend Mjillie and her family. I bought a pair of Nike Shox shoes, and an adapter that goes into the sole of the shoe and transmits information to my iPod Nano. It keeps track of distance, speed, calories, and time among other things. (That is what that little counter thing is off the right of my blog).

Anyway, there are all sorts of things you can do through the Nike Plus website and one of them is participating in challenges with others who have the same nifty little device (friends and or strangers). Mjillie and her family are the only ones I know of that actually have this, and they are nice enough to let me play with them! Not much is at stake for the winners of our challenges, other than the satisfaction of knowing you won. Maybe that will change in another challenge, but for now, Mjillie and I are teamed up to be the first team to reach 200 miles from the time the challenge started (almost a month ago). So far we are ahead, but her sissy, and sis-in-law are gaining ground fast too. It will be fun to try and kick some trash if nothing else! The information gets transmitted automatically through iTunes, so there is no way you can cheat and pad your miles!

From the time I bought the shoes and the adapter (in September), the challenges have mainly helped motivate me to get going, my iPod has kept a continuous count of my total miles. I just wanted to brag that I have just reached the 100 Miles mark!!!

9 comments:

goddessdivine said...

Oh my gosh you posted!! ;-)

Dude, you're running? You're my hero. I don't know if I could crack even one mile.

FOODIE said...

Goddess-I wouldn't really call it "running" per say...more like treadmill make me go faster than I would normally walk without making me run!

Anyway, as far as the lack of posting, I have had ideas, but work has been nuts so I can't post there, my comp has been down for a bit, and ma's & pa's puter was down as well. No where to go!

I almost have my comp back up and running again (it's in the hospital otherwise known as "my friend's husband is a computer wizard"), so you should see a good finish to the year in posting outta me! Thanks for not giving up!

QueenMeadow said...

Woohoo, that's awesome!!

And I totally walk faster on the treadmill too, lol. I guess the fear of falling off the back makes my legs move faster than my brain thinks it can go.

liesel said...

Go Ber! Getting on a treadmill at all, whether you are running on it or not, you've got me beat.

Jaime said...

Congrats! I couldn't be a more proud friend. Keep up the good work. :)

Shamelessly said...

Seriously!! Posting is the part that surprised me! So much for THAT resolution lol. But good going on the walking!!

SuziQ said...

Way to go! I have that thingymajig for my iPod, too, but I never remember to use it cuz I watch DVDs while I run. I want to do a challenge with you next time! My personal challenge/incentive is for every 50 miles I do, I get either $50 to spend on new clothes or a new Cricut cartridge. I'm over halfway there less than 3 weeks in!

Kristeee said...

Wow, a post! I'm so impressed - and you even have 8 comments within the first 12 hours of posting! What more can a girl ask for?

100 miles? Awesome. You continue to be my hero. :)

SuziQ said...

OK, Amber, I'm all set up on nikeplus. I want to play! Let me know how to get into your challenge or whatever, because I'm ready to go! :)