(Closed) Taking up running – any advice? How do you carry your ipod?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

They make ipod holders. I have one (you strap it around your upper arm) and it works very well.

Pace yourself, don’t overdo it and don’t run on consecutive days, especially in the beginning. And don’t forget to stretch afterwards!

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You can buy those arm band things that go around your bicep and holds your iPod. Otherwise, no tips. I am NOT a runner! 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I bought an iPod shuffle just for running. $50, small, clips onto my shirt, light. I hated running with my Touch because of how heavy and bulky it was.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Have you thought about getting an arm band for it? Most stores like Target, Meijer, and Best Buy should sell them. I have to carry my Zune in my hand for now and I hate it. 

I’ve only started running very recently myself so no real tips other than drinking plenty of water and running when it’s cool outside. Good luck with your running. : )

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1993

I have a really small pocket in the back of my pants – I can literally just about squeeze my iphone in there. Failing that, down the side of my sports bra. I can’t be doing with the arm band thing myself, but my Fiance has one.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Congrats! Running is so awesome and a huge stress reliever!!!

I run with my dogs and sometimes I take my Ipod, I have an apparatus that velcro’s onto my arm and holds my ipod and it works great.  I made a playlist on itunes with my “running music” so I don’t have to run to a slow song.

I’m up to 4 miles a day, but started out speed walking with a bit of running. I’ve been doing it for over 2 years and I LOVE it.

Good luck!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’ll also recommend a neoprene arm band that will hold your Ipod.  I have always gotten mine at Best Buy although I’m sure you can find them plenty of places.  I’ve run half-marathons with them and they work great!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

i got a tiny non-iPod mp3 player to use just for running – and downloaded all the C25K stuff on to it

my little sister used to put her iPod in her sportsbra when she was working out, and her sweat actually fried it, as if she had dropped it in water – so i would be careful with that

if you want to use your regular iPod, i would agree with the bicep bands – i use mine for yoga sometimes, and love it

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper

As mentioned by the PP I have an arm band that I purchased at Target and it works great. It doesn’t slip and wasn’t too expensive ($20?).

I don’t use the music anymore as I found myself doing much better when I focused on my breathing etc. Maybe I’m just strange. 🙂

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

@mightywombat: The nausea is probably caused by your body not being use to the strenuous workout. If I push myself and try to add more mileage to my run that can make me nauseous because my body isn’t use to it.

When I did P90X I actually vomited several times for a couple of weeks until my body adapted to my new workout schedule. The nausea should subside after a while.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@mightywombat: It’s best to just be generally hydrated, try drinking more during the day and even before bed. I sometimes like to have something simple in my stomach before I run so that I don’t get nauseous or feel light headed, usually a little bit of a bagel or half an english muffin is good before a long run for me.

I also agree wih muckmoo1, it could be from your body not being used to the new routine. 

 

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper

@mightywombat: As MuckMoo1 mentioned when we exercise our body agitates and gets rid of toxins so to speak. If we are not used to excercising the “toxins” can make us sick. Eventually once your body is used to working out regularly this feeling will go away and you will end up feeling those amazing endorhins post running.

 

 

 

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