Just an update. I went and got a 2GB iPod Shuffle (with clip) and couldn't find Yurbuds, but did get Skull Candy earbuds with the rubber part that wraps around your ears (about $15). This music set-up has been FANTASTIC! I have not had ANY issues whatsoever with earbuds falling out or bothering me at all. And there is SO much music on the 2GB Shuffle (at least enough space for a half marathon...probably more) and it's SO TINY. Doesn't get in the way and it was only $45.
All in all, a great deal. PROBLEM SOLVED. Thanks so much everyone!
One of my best investments towards my active lifestyle EVER was getting Yurbuds for Christmas. (I've even seen them at Walmart, but I got mine with the microphone so I can also talk on my phone at Best Buy). They are excellent and not once, no matter how sweaty I am or for how long I've run for (half marathon in the So Cal heat!) they haven't fallen out or hurt my ears even once...and I seem to have unusually small ears or something because most earbuds KILL my ears after more than 30 minutes.
Also, as far as the cord goes, I tuck excess into my bra, or you may want to get a small clip that you can use to clip to a sleeve and keep them out of the way.
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i had similar trouble with ear buds, so i got from radio shack Koss sport head phones. they go over the ear and behind your head. they don't fall out and i can still hear what's going on around me. i like the ipod shuffle, and for almost half the price i bought an MP3 player from radio shack that's just a little bigger than the ipod.
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For my tunes, I use an iPod Shuffle (the really really small one with the built-in clip). I think it was $49 on sale a couple years ago. It's got 2Gig of space and I think I might use up less than half of that and I've got a playlist of probably 40-50 songs.
Having said that, if the phone does it for you, then use that.
For earbuds I have the same problem. My ears don't fit the normal ones, or they don't fit my ears... Look for "sport" earbuds ($19-39ish). Generally they come with a soft silicone protrusion that goes over the speaker and into your ear so they get anchored in. Better yet, look for the sport ones that have the silicone in-ear buds with an attached ear-wrap. It's a hook-looking loop that goes over your ears so if they do pop out of your ear, they still stay attached and you just need to poke them back in. Should be able to find everything at Best Buy.
I clip my shuffle to my shirt collar or sleeve, clip my earbuds around my ears, and I'm all set!
Hey y'all. I just started running about a month ago and I haven't yet taken the plunge to buy a Garmin or anything. Basically, I take my cell phone and just use a very generic timer app that allows me to record lap times (which I use to time my run/walk intervals and overall time). Then, I go home and map my run using the Spark Map My Run tool.
I had considered getting a Garmin but after my most recent run, I have decided that the Garmin is SECOND on my list. What I REALLLLY want to get first is some earbuds/headphones that will not slip out of my ears because of sweat. What a PAIN it is to have to fix those my entire run!!! ARRGGGHHH! Also..I have no system of dealing with the cord. If I put my phone in my pocket, it's a pain to get out to track my intervals.
Ideally, I'd like to NOT buy a new mp3 player...I'd much prefer to use my phone for music for my runs b/c I have the Spotify Premium app, which has all the music I'll ever need. I'd like to use Spotify if I can.
Any suggestions??? I am a complete and total newbie so I know NOTHING about running equipment.
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