Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Best Piece of Geek Gear Ever

I love gear. A lot. Most of the gear I buy doesn't really make that much of a difference, but it sure is fun to play with. Sometimes it even looks cool. Like my Zipp wheels. Man they look good. I don't know if they're any faster, but they at least look the part. One piece of geek gear my wife bought me as a birthday/anniversary gift is this: The swimman system of waterproof headphones and a waterproofed iPod shuffle. Swimming is easily the most mindless physical activity I do. It turns out watching that little black line slide by lap after lap isn't really that engaging. I try and focus on my stroke, but man it's boring. The swimman system rules. It works well, generates decent sound, and is durable. I've had this system since April and it's worked like a charm. It sure makes those long swim sessions easier, which is proving invaluable as I get ready for AZ in November.


Mr. Flynn said...

I need to hang out with geeks like you more often. I had no idea this existed. Awesome.

Chad said...

I know you’ll think I’m nuts, but I think you should get yourself a copy of “Mindfulness in Plain English” by Henepola Gunaratana. It’s a guidebook for beginner meditators. There’s even a chapter on meditation in everyday life, which has principles I’ve applied to hill climbing. I suspect there is much to be mindful of when you’re watching that black line slide by.

You can download the book here: