Isn’t It Ironic?

Friday, 15 August 2008  |  Bullish Insights

Last night, I met Photographer Ben to run loops around Bonifacio High Street. I planned on roadtesting my Nike+ SportsBand—and possibly calibrate it already—in preparation for the Nike+ Human Race at the end of the month. Garmin on left wrist? Check. SportsBand on right wrist? Check. Sensor enclosed in SwitchEasy attached to the laces? Check. TBR looking like a gadget freak? Check.

Right before I stepped out of the car, it started to drizzle. I decided to abort my roadtest mission as I was afraid of getting the SportsBand wet. Due to sheer laziness, I did not remove the sensor from my shoe.

Off we went running happily through the streets of BHS.  We were going at 6:00 min/km while chatting about anything and everything under the…er…rain.  Around 40 minutes into the run, as we approached Starbucks, the rain started to pour.  In a blink of an eye, we were soaked.  We headed straight for ROX and waited for the rain to stop which, after around 15 mins. of chatting with a stranger about yoga and children, we noticed had no plans of letting up.

It was around this time that I learned that the world is unfair. That bad things happen to good people. That Alanis Morissette was right all along when she wrote the lyrics to her popular “Isn’t It Ironic?” song. Okay, I may be exaggerating but this is still bad news for anyone: I glanced down at my shoe and was horrified to discover that my sensor was gone along with the plastic cover of my switcheasy! Arrrrgh!

So much for good karma eh? On the same week that I started raffling out Nike+ SportsBands, I have the great luck of losing my own sensor and switcheasy cover. To make things even better, the rain was so strong that I couldn’t trace my steps back to search for the items. And, after almost a year of not using my Nike+ kit, I lose my sensor just a couple of weeks ahead of the Nike+ Human Race. Great. Just great.

Do I plan to shell out another P800 for a switcheasy? No way. I’m thinking of sewing my own TBR pouch based on this shoe pouch design. As for my sensor, every cloud has a silver lining, indeed. I still have a new unused sensor waiting to be opened.  Just don’t tell the hubby because it was supposed to be his!

* Should you find a lost sensor and switcheasy cover along Bonifacio High Street, please bring them home safely to me. A big reward awaits…it’s actually just a big Thank You!