Oldies but goodies

I am linking up with Marcia at Marcia’s Healthy Slice, Erika at MCM Mama runs and Patty at My no guilt life for Tuesdays on the run where today’s topic is gear we would buy all over again.


I actually do not have too much old stuff because I have invested in good, quality gear over the years, and clothes in, clothes out is my motto…. but here are a few things that have been around for a while.

My oldest, most dearest running friend is my Nike+ watch. My husband bought this for me as a Mother’s Day present many years ago and even if it has a lot fewer bells and whistles than the more recent models, it works just fine for me. Mileage, pace… just what I need. Its only downfall is that I can not share my runs on Instagram and for the life of me I can not figure out why. Maybe because its old ?


My iPod ! I started running with music, and ran with music for years. I got this great iPod for my birthday a couple years ago. It worked great until it went through the spin cycle. #runnerproblems

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So I dug out my daughter’s iPod, the small one that clips. I LOVE it and used it for a couple years. For some reason I have misplaced it and haven’t found it for about a week. I had it at the gym about a week ago, and my plank picture proves it but since…. NO IDEA what I did with it.


And I even have a small pouch where I put all my cords, watch, Fitbit AND iPod. Or so I thought. So, while it was old, I might need something new.

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(Note : following the comment posted by Marcia, I dug out my iPod that went through the wash… and it works. Thank you Marcia !)

My pink underarmor top. I have worn it for years, I think it was one of my first real running purchases. It doesn’t have thumbholes, and it is a bit thin, but still one of my favorites, even despite the slight odor that won’t seem to wash out.
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And I just had to mention one of my newest purchases… I bought a Odlo jacket that I find extremely clever. There is a slit for your watch, so you don’t have to wear the watch on top of the jacket. Isn’t that neat ?



What is your favorite oldie ?

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Comments: 19

  1. Marcia January 26, 2016 at 1:35 pm Reply

    Ooooh a watch slit s genius! I struggle with this all winter. I drowed an iPod in a rainy race and another went thru the wash. I replaced both but after letting them sit for a very long time, they recovered!!! Amazing! Thanks for linking up!
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    • Karen - Fit in France January 26, 2016 at 6:49 pm Reply

      Maybe I should dig an old one out and see if it works….

    • Karen - Fit in France January 26, 2016 at 10:40 pm Reply

      I just dug old my iPod that went through the wash… and it works ! THANK YOU for your comment. Amazing !

  2. Tamieka@fitballingrunningmom January 26, 2016 at 1:43 pm Reply

    OMG a watch slit….Genius!

    Hey I think I have that Pink under armour jacket 😉

    Neat watch. I have a garmin 310xt that I still haven’t figured out the functions.

    • Karen - Fit in France January 26, 2016 at 6:49 pm Reply

      The only thing I am missing with my watch is being able to program it with my run /walk method, I would like it to beep or buzz… but it does not have that option.

  3. Judy @ Chocolaterunsjudy January 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm Reply

    I’m always having to take my watch off & put it on my jacket — such a pain — that watch slit is really cool!
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    • Karen - Fit in France January 26, 2016 at 6:47 pm Reply

      Very very practical !

  4. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner January 26, 2016 at 2:49 pm Reply

    I loved that same Nike training watch until it stopped working. It was so easy to use!
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    • Karen - Fit in France January 26, 2016 at 6:47 pm Reply

      I hope mine doesn’t stop. It has gone wacky on me only once !

  5. Darlene January 26, 2016 at 3:14 pm Reply

    I love that jacket!! Until i got an iphone, I carried my ipod. I had the tiny shuffle and loved it.
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  6. Meranda@Fairytalesandfitness January 26, 2016 at 3:19 pm Reply

    I still have my same ipod nano and it has served me well! No need to upgrade for this gal! -M

    • Karen - Fit in France January 26, 2016 at 6:46 pm Reply

      Loved the clip… don’t think they sell them anymore. I hated wearing an arm band. Too tight and I would sweat.

  7. Erika @ MCM Mama Runs January 26, 2016 at 6:49 pm Reply

    I need a new jacket like I need a hole in my head, but i love that split wrist for your watch. Too cool!
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  8. Tricia@MissSippiPiddlin January 26, 2016 at 11:09 pm Reply

    Ha now how cool is that a slit in the jacket! Awesome! Someone made a lot of money off that idea!
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    • Karen - Fit in France January 27, 2016 at 10:20 pm Reply

      I have never seen it anywhere else except on this brand, but it would be so easy to copy.

  9. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home January 27, 2016 at 2:05 am Reply

    Love the slit in the jacket! I always wear my watch outside of my sleeve. That is genius!
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  10. HoHo Runs January 27, 2016 at 3:08 pm Reply

    Since we now wear watches with heart rate monitors, that watch has got to be against your skin and not on top of anything. Ingenious to put a split in the jacket. But they also put them in the tops! I’ve use an iPod Shuffle forever (the little clip one). I love it because it adds no weight or bulk. I hope you find yours.
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  11. karen February 1, 2016 at 4:50 am Reply

    The slit for your watch is great lol Love it! Wireless headphones, they have been my saving grace 🙂
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    • Karen - Fit in France February 1, 2016 at 6:52 am Reply

      Ah, haven’t yet tried wireless headphones. I don’t run with music much anymore so I don’t want to spend the money.

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