- Size: I love how small my violet Nano is. It's light and gives the illusion that there is nothing on my arm when I'm out and about running. It's so small that I don't mind tucking it into my purse as I travel.
- Memory: I love having on 8 GB on my iPod. Too often with my classic iPod, I find myself listening to songs I don't even like. Since I have to be careful about how many songs I am putting on my Nano, I only put playlists on it meaning that I am making thoughtful choices about my song choices.
- Price: It wasn't that expensive. Now a days the Nano is running $145 for 8 GB, the first Nanos were much more expensive, and so it makes sense that I felt I should buy the more memory / dollar classic when I choose my first two iPods.
This is probably the best thing that I could have purchased over winter break. It was an impulse purchase, but I am definitely glad that I sprung for it. I had been mulling over buying the Nano and Nike+ sensor (I already had the shoes) during my entire vacation- looking for a way to motivate me to get on my New Year's resolutions.
And motivate me it has. There are so many thoughtful functions built into the software. Today, I made a goal to run at a good steady pace for the entire 3 miles, I was rewarded with Lance Armstrong's voice telling me that I had run my personal best. I'm even a tad embarrassed to admit this, but it definitely pumped me up and has me ready to get out there and hit the pavement some more.