Sunday, June 30, 2013
I realize I like gadgets.
When I go to run/walk - it takes like 10 minutes for me to saddle up. I have a fitbit, then there is the polar heart monitor - so that is a watch and a chest strap. Then there is the Ipod - that needs to go in a holder and I need to plug in the headphones. Need a couple dollars on me - that usually fits into the ipod holder. I need to makesure my road id is on my shoe. So I'm saddled up and ready to go. Don't let it be dark - then I need reflectors.
My running history, I have run with cassette tapes and had the players that automatically switch to play the next side of the tape. I've had a variety of MP3 players. Sony's Walkman, scandisk had a gadget - I must be on my 5 IPOD (GB - 2, 4, 8 and 30). I had the NIKE chip (forget the name) that tracked your distance and links to you Ipod. I also had the watch that went with it. I also had a TIMEX watch that connected to the IPOD and you could control the IPOD via the watch. I had the Footpod which goes with the Polar (this measures the distance) - lost it in the gym. I had to simplify my saddle.
My kitchen is another gadget haven. I recently purchased a food processor. Love it. I've historically had a blender and then the Magic Bullet. But I prefer the food processor. But I find that certain things chop up better in the Magic Bullet than the food processor and vice versa. When I made the quinoa flour and ground the flax seed it did better in the Bullet. But the herbs -parsley/basil and the nuts did better in the food processor. I have purchased numerous 'As Seen On Tv' products - mostly things to chop up foods like onions. I have a bread maker (now used occasionally), rice cooker (used frequently), deep fryer (now-a-days hardly used) slow cooker (used frequently) waffle iron (used infrequently), and george foreman grill (gave away). Lemon squeezer (often), zester (once in a while), silicon mat (never used) and ramekins (never used).
Let's not talk about exercise equipment. Stepper (gave away), step (used infrequently), stability ball (used infrequently), ankle weights (used infrequently), hand weights (lbs - 5, 10 and 15) (used infrequently), bosu (used infrequently), skipping rope (used infrequently) 2 sets of resistance bands (used infrequently), 2 mats (used often), videos (download from internet) (often more recently) , stretch bands (used frequently), yoga blocks (not used yet) pilates ring (not used yet) and thigh master (gave away).
I've decided to keep it simple - too many gadgets.