Wednesday, March 2, 2011


On Tuesday, March 1st, at approximately 9:10 p.m., at the Lehi Legacy Center, I achieved a major breakthrough – not only in the storied annals of my running history, but in the demonstration of my ageless technological savvy!

After inserting a white cable into a green unit and placing speaker buds in my ears – and then after some experimentation to find a way to turn the unit on – there was music!! In fact, there was very LOUD music – so loud as to be definitely detrimental to my hearing. On the brink of a failed experiment I spied two young ladies who, most certainly, knew the secret of volume control. With the curl of a finger, they solved the mystery for me and off I ran – rocking to the sounds of the Lion King!

An hour later, I removed the buds from my ears and eventually figured out how to turn the unit off. I had listened to everything from piano concertos, to Men from the Tabernacle Choir, to Disney to excerpts from a How to Build Wealth book. I had done the IPOD!!

Okay – I admit it took me a couple of weeks to get this far. I also acknowledge my selection of music or content (let’s see, would that be a playlist?) left something to be desired. I’ll even confess I didn’t solve the ear bud cord tension issue. But hey – I ran with my IPOD. Is that a breakthrough, or what?? And for the most part, I thought it was pretty nice and may have helped the time go by a bit quicker which, given the objective of 52 laps in the gym, was indeed welcome. Give me another 24 months and, no doubt, I’ll get to the bottom of the other issues!

Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

(Now, if I can just remember where I put it when I got back from the gym last night…)


Super Daysh said...

Dad!! I'm so proud of you!! I can't believe you actually took it and used it and even figured out HOW to use it (with a little help) and keep the battery charged! Way to go you. I'm glad you are finally catching on and hope, with more practice, you learn to use that thing as well as Ellie does. :)

princess jen said...

Good job! It does make running go a little better on a track. Glad it is making you happy :)

Mythreesons said...

Wow! Dad, I am so shocked! I figured it would be a small green paperweight for the duration of its life. We'll get you set up with some great running playlists... stuff that will get you moving, but in the meantime... GO dad!

Rachel's Mommy said...

Woo HOO! Way to embrace the 21st century!! Now I can ask you OR Ellie for help once I make the leap :>)