Monday, January 15, 2007

:( A Sad iPod :(

The past few weeks I've been having more issues with my iPod. She's been sad. She give's me the corrupt files message each and every day. I toggle the hold, press the menu and select and wipe it out, all is fine, the I receive more sad messages the following day. Luckily, I bought Tyler a Nano for his birthday so he has been allowing me to use his during treadmill, lifting and road running. I don't need it while running trail with Topaz.

Yesterday I headed out for 22 miles of hilly road. I brought along Ty's Nano. It's so small, so light, so nice. I have the first U2 model. I love it, but it's been sad, it's big, it's heavy. Sometimes during 50 mile runs it irritates me because of her weight.

I brought along some money so I could purchase bottled water along the way, I brought a baggie of HEED, some Cliff Blocks, some gels and a few Cliff Bars. This run is getting a bit less strenuous. It's my toughest workout, very hilly, and well, it's pavement. I don't have a good grassy hill to do repeats on so am finding the next best thing. Relentless hills over and over and over again. I've completed three of these workouts in the past 4 weeks and they are getting faster, but still painful. Yesterday I wasn't getting up and out of my car too swiftly post run.

I arrived home, showered, gathered the boys and went off to church. Agh, trying to get out of my chair after sitting for 75 minutes was tough! Dropped Tyler off at home, Troy off at a birthday party and went to the Apple Store. Poor sick iPod. Her hard drive crashed. Luckily I have "Apple Care" and received an Apple Card for $305 to replace her.

Today I ordered the 8 G Nano. I'm sure I'll like it as much as my other model. I should have it all loaded up and ready to run by the Snowshoe Marathon on Saturday. Or the No Snowshoe Marathon. I think there is only 3" of snow in Duluth. Either way, it will be a good time.

6 comments:

Flatman said...

Most importantly...what color did you get???

It is sad to lose faithful companions, though. I am going to kiss my new shuffle when I get home, just so she will know I love her...

Julie B said...

Hi Flatman, I went with the Red. I love Red. Big decision between Red and Black. That's why the U2 iPod was a no brainer!

olga said...

Those i-Pods...no matter what generations they are, they get sick and die off...my Nano died twice for replacement and once for a fix. I am scared as my "medical coverage" ended 2 months ago...

Julie, I liked snowshoeing! Of course, I was awkward and slow, but it was a good workout in a beautiful place! One day I'll go again, but for now - good luck in the marathon!!!

Lora said...

Red!!! Ugogirl!! I love my red ipod!

I remember you posting waaaay back with a sled attached to you, practicing for a race. Is this the race??

Good luck--looking forward to the report.

Lynn said...

My husband got a shuffle for Christmas and I keep replacing it with my running playlist. It's so easy, just clip and go. Granted you only get one playlist on there at a time but talk about LIGHT! It's awesome. I still have great affection for my pink ipod though :)

Ben, aka BadBen said...

An evangelist once told me that Rock & Roll would corrupt me. Maybe that's what happened to your IPod.