June 18, 2007
I'm loving Nike Plus and it truly motivates me to run. I'm motivated to do a new sport if I have the right gadgets and "costume". Nike Plus is a pedometer that you put in the sole of your sole and sends time, and distance data to an Ipod Nano. After the workout, it sends it to the Nike Plus site so that you can track your progress and see your pace on each kilometer. It tracks your run so that you can also consult a coach regarding your practice and actual runs. I love the concept of the power song and how it was easy to share the power song of all the other runners worldwide. I now have the collection of all the power songs via the iTunes store. I always look forward to the day that I will run.
I love the entire concept of having a social community among runners worldwide. There is a worldwide challenge in July in the Nike Plus community for the person/country team who can run the most number of kilometers. I signed up to represent the Philippines because I know that I'll be running a marathon in July. Also, you can challenge another person like I challenged my brother to see who runs the fastest 10k among us. I'm glad that they incorporated how to share your nike plus profile, your runs, your challenges and even your goal in your website/ blog. I love it! Any other nike plus bloggers out there?
I encouraged my brother to buy a Nike Plus setup when he decided to join me in my practice run. Total initial investment would be P16,000+ for the nike plus setup and you can amortize it over 6 -12 months. All of the Nike plus gadgets are available in the Philippines either in Nike stores, Power Mac or even in Electroworld. Thanks to Nike for launching it here in the Philippines!
Nike + Running Shoes -- P5,000+ (shoe designs are limited here in PH) This is the shoe where it has a hole in the middle of the left sole, to put the pedometer.
Nike + Ipod -- P1,600+ (look for 10% discount deals using your credit card) This is the shoe pedometer/ transmitter and ipod receiver.
Ipod 2GB Nano -- P9,000+ (charge this on a 0% deferred basis) This also comes in 4GB and 8GB versions.
Call for Pinoy Bloggers Marathon-For-A-Cause!
Socky suggested in my previous post, why not create a Bloggers Marathon-For-A-Cause? We would solicit donations from friends, family and blog readers an amount for every kilometer that we run. People can pledge donations either based on individual bloggers or based on the total kilometers ran by all the bloggers. It could be P100 for each KM run and you don't have to finish 42km -- even a 5k would do. We will do this during the Milo Marathon on July 22. Donations would be deposited directly to the charitable institution we will support or via Paypal for those who are not in the Philippines. Anybody interested? Only requirement is that you can run at least 5k and you have a blog site in Blogger or Multiply or Friendster, etc.
I'm looking for all avenues of motivation because I don't know if I will finish 42km. As I mentioned in my previous post, I will be running at my heaviest weight (around 220 lbs :) ) but I'm determined to finish the 42km. I know bloggers out there who are fit than I am and regularly goes to the gym. So, if I can do it, you can do it too! Everything starts with an attitude and commitment to do it.
Lastly, any Nike Plus Bloggers out there? I want to see if there is a community of Nike Plus Runners/ Bloggers out there so that we can motivate each other. I can't seem to find pinoy runners who have nike plus and at the same time blogging about it.
P.S. Let me know if somebody would want to sponsor our Pinoy Bloggers Marathon-for-a-cause...