Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Suggestions Please

Yes I know I'm bleating on and on about the new toy, but it's given me so much pleasure that I have to keep talking about. And NO to you new readers I'm not referring to a D'Vice toy but the new iPod. You must realise that the last personal player I owned, although it was also red, only played magnetic tape.

I took it for it's first run on Monday, and after a few minutes of battling the flapping wires and figuring how to thread it through my singlet, we were away. Oh bliss. It's so odd how much easier it seems to run with your own tunes plugged in your ears, though a few times I did have to resist the urge to wave my hands in the air or play air guitar. Must also make my playlists a tad longer.

However, I have struck one small problem for which your suggestions would be most welcome. When I hit the 5k mark the earpieces start to slide out of my ears due to sweat, and again NO the answer is not to run less than 5k as that is just a warm up. I've thought about getting the overhead earphones, but then wouldn't be able to put my cap on when running outside. And Otter, before you mention it I'm not even going to consider gaffa'ing them to my head, as much as I loooove gaffa tape I have no intention of running round looking like one of those rugby players about to shove his head between the legs of another sweaty male.

So, ideas anyone?

9 comments:

Fish said...

Headphones that go behind the neck rather than over the head.

http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/494821e201374f4a2741c0a87f3b0663/Product/View/C9427

unPC lesbian said...

Cor, they look well cool.

I do fear tho that by the time i get all the accessories I need they will be worth more than the iPod!!

Whaleoil said...

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/487044843/headphones-that-wont.html

That's two favours you owe me now.

unPC lesbian said...

Oooh, I live in fear of when you are going to call in those favours Whaleoil !!

lady runner with music said...

Yes I have the same problem! The trick is to take the point where the left and right wires join and tuck that into your bra strap!

otter said...

Pull your cap down over your ears to keep them in place?

unPC lesbian said...

As I found out last night Ladyrunner! I tried having the cables at the back hooked through my singlet but then found it needed intricate weaving through bra straps to keep all in place. Now wondering if anyone has invented a fully wire singlet so no flapping cables anywhere.

Otter, it's summer here! the cap is for sunprotection....tho may use my Springsteen inspired bandana of old...

helmet said...

get some skullcandy earphones- they won't fall out. I use them snowboarding. they are great.

kimhmm said...

Get the earphones with little attached hooks that go over your ears. Great for running.

http://www.elanso.com/U/Adf/d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e/128292037075937500.jpg

 
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