I received a Sony Walkman of my own to try out and wear during the race. I cranked out a review and have basically been wearing it non-stopped ever since. Literally: On the toilet? Tunes blasting. In the shower? NPR podcasts in my ears. During 'business time'? I'm humming Lady Gaga's latest hit. (A win/win for everyone)
Now, since I know what you are thinking, I’ll answer the question you all have in your head: is it better than an iPod? In short.... probably.... depending on which iPod you’re talking about. At $60, it is most similar to the iPod shuffle which it is certainly better than: All of the features of the shuffle but no cords to worry about PLUS it is waterproof. My sweat factory has already killed two shuffles and counting - I've washed the sweat off of the Sony Walkman in my pool. Like the kids say "nuff said".
Here are a few pictures of me during races wearing my new favorite gadget (basically I wear it all the time):
From my Gear'd up post
Also from the Lost Dutchman half marathon
Freeze Your Thorns Off 5K
Turkey Trot 10K (around my neck)
Well, to my surprise, Sony gave me a shout and wanted a few blog readers to share in the love! So, I have TWO Walkmans to give away.
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