Ok, I couldn’t help myself. Ever since I wrote about the Nike + Challenge on the “Women vs. Men” commercial in 2009 a little itch grew in me. I usually go out and run a bit, but I’m mostly a gym rat 3 times a week. However, when I wrote about it, I immediately opened the Nike + webpage and started clicking around.
But first things first; to even begin being a part of this challenge, you need the right gear: sneakers with a smart chip in them remotely connected to a USB band wrapped around your wrist. Both gadgets measure your distance, pace, calories burnt and time run. But of course if you are a jogger, you already knew this.
Once you’ve got all of these, you customize them to your own Nike+ profile and you challenge yourself, you push further and further. You can sync in with your friends and even make a “team” sport out of it. So, today, I’m the proud owner of Nike+ shoes that push me to be a more frequent, organized and better runner. Let’s see how far I can go with it.