Do You Need Tech to Get You Through a Workout?

Do You Need Tech to Get You Through a Workout?

Taryn Williford
Jun 22, 2009

Picture this: I've left my humble digs and driven 7 and a half minutes to my local gym. Just as I pull into the parking spot, I realize that although I've got my workout clothes, a towel and a bottle of water, I left my iPod Nano at home. Now, to me, working out is just not bearable without my earbuds in. So did I drive an extra 15 minutes (round trip) to grab my little workout buddy back at home?

Yes, yes I did.

Spare me the lectures about the energy I wasted. When I'm about to spend an hour or more running towards a never-approaching wall, I need to have the Pussycat Dolls alongside me.

I have friends who would do the same last-minute turn-around to grab their cell phone because they need to catch every text message and not miss a thing while they're busy pumping iron.

Do you guys work out with tech, like your iPod or cell phone? How necessary are your gadgets to your workout? Let us know in the comments!

(Image: Gregory Han)

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