I used to be really into running when I lived in Manhattan. I would run along the west side in Hudson River Park. There were always plenty of runners out, the water was pretty and I could really tune out and keep going, not having to stop for traffic lights, pedestrians, etc. Plus, a run outside is so much more exhilarating than a run on a treadmill. I haven’t been so great about keeping up with that hobby since I moved back to Philadelphia. That is, until I heard of Nike+.
Basically you put a sensor in your shoe which transmits to a receiver that you plug into your iPod nano. It keeps track of your distance, pace, calories burned and you can even power up with a higher tempo song to get your butt in gear. Believe me, I always need to do that!
Of course, I would have to buy an iPod nano and a pair of super fancy Nike running shoes, but maybe this is just enough motivation to bust out my New Balances and my iPod shuffle.