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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Shamrock Shuffle: 4 Miles with the New Shuffle

Had another relaxing day that mostly involved laying around and reading. I'm reading Ken Follet's "The Pillars of the Earth." Jerry read it about a year ago and loved it, and he got the sequel "World Without End" for Christmas, so I figured I'd give the book a go. It's good, but lengthy (about 1,000 pages), so even though I've been reading all weekend, I'm only about 400 pages into it.

Anyhoo, this afternoon, I was feeling sufficiently rested, so I decided to take the new shuffle out for a maiden voyage (spent the morning downloading tunes to it; most I transferred from our Real Player library, and the rest I got from the iTunes store -- Jerry conceded in his hatred of iProducts and bought me an iTunes GC yesterday so I got to buy much of my music that couldn't be transferred from Real Player). It traveled well, and is so tiny, I barely even know it's there.

Next to the old mp3, which looks like Goliath, it is just minuscule:I did 4 miles, and they were way slower than my speedy 4 last week, but they were fine miles:

1: 9:20
2: 9:24
3: 9:27
4: 9:30

Total Time: 37:43

We'll just use the trusty label of "positive" splits for the gradual slowing down, and then I don't feel quite so pokey.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend -- and have fun at work tomorrow! (Suckers! I'm gonna sleep in and eat bon-bons all day! Kidding. I actually have about 100 papers to start reading and half a dozen errands I'd like to run, but I just thought I'd rub it in a bit that I'm break this week, ha!)

21 comments:

Crystal said...

Enjoy your week off..I am soo jealous! Let me know what you think of your new book. I was looking at it in the bookstore today but couldn't decide.

MN Mom said...

Remember...eat, drink and be merry for next week it's back to the grind.
Have a great Spring Break!

Neese said...

ah nice, my husband is just finishing up his spring break, back to work tomorrow. nice job on the run!

RunnerGirl said...

Pillars of the Earth has been one of my favorite books for a long time, let me know what you think!

Marcy said...

Dang that Sansa does look huge next to the Shuffle. I have the Sansa Clip (it's the same dealy as the Shuffle. Small, light, and clips to anything) Sure as heck beats my old bulky Sansa LOL

Have fun with your week! ;D

Mendy said...

Like the picture of the comparison of the 2. Very different. Sounds like even though you're on spring break, you're still working. I hope you have a nice relaxing week.

Erin said...

Maybe Jerry's iProduct splurge will result in a "Good morning" to Ryan at work tomorrow. It could be a whole new world for him!

I won't hate you too much for having time off to relax and run errands.

chia said...

Schweet! SPRING BREAK :-D!!!!

I need to stop googling books other people are reading - that Follet book sounds super interesting.

I'm sorry if I mentioned this before - but careful if you're a sweaty runner of where you attach your shuffle. My boss and I both had shuffles that went defunct from keeping them on the shirt collar on sweaty days. Apple's good about replacing them and all, but it's better to avoid that conversation :-).

teacherwoman said...

Enjoy your spring break! :)

AnthonyP said...

Enjoy the week. Nice run.

J~Mom said...

Oohhh I can taste spring break! You lucky dog!

Laurel said...

Enjoy your time off.

You're going to love the new shuffle. I don't know how I ran with my old iPod before.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Good job running...and you had your new cute little shuffle with you. Doesn't get much better than that!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Oh, I envy your weekend, glad you got to relax. I dreamed (again) that I met you last night. Weird. I hardly ever even remember a dream. Anyway, anxious to hear your take on the books. The family has been into those two and loving them, but I am finding it hard to commit that kind of time. Someday, I would love to read them.

Nice positive splits! :D

Firefly's Running said...

Nice job on your run.

Enjoy your week off.

Paul said...

Yah, yah rub it in. Kick us while we're down. The shuffle rocks.

Southern Fried Girl said...

Again, I must say - why does the whole world not get spring break?

DAMN IT.

keith said...

1,000 pages? It's not the "World Without End," it's the Book Without End.

Glad the shuffle worked out for you. You recommend getting one?

Have fun on spring break!

Viv said...

Enjoy your break. Wow, that is a erecnce in size on the mp3 players. For SAHM's spring break is no break :-/

P.O.M. said...

How are those Bon Bons? Enjoy your week!

Jess said...

Enjoy your week off. I'm super jealous of you.