Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What's your favourite gadget?

I have a number of favourite running-related gadgets.  My Garmin forerunner measures and records my pace, mileage and heart rate to help keep my training on track. My smart phone is useful for planning routes and taking photos of the places I run. A fuel belt lets me carry everything I need when I'm "running long" - gatorade, snacks, phone, kleenex, keys, etc. And my purple lululemon headband keeps my "big" hair back and out of my face on the wet, windy days that are so common in this part of the world.

But I have a few non-running gadgets I love too. Two of my favourites (pictured above) were gifts from my best friend - a parmesan cheese grater that has fostered what will likely turn out to be a life-long addiction to freshly grated parmesan, and a small battery-operated whisk that foams hot milk perfectly for my weekend caffe latte.

In general, I'm not a gadget girl. I prefer cooking the old-fashioned way - using simple, fresh ingredients and good quality pots and pans. I keep the number of electronic devices in other areas of my life to a bare minimum as well. That said, I love a really good gadget - one that I'm inspired to use often because it noticeably improves the quality of my life

What's your favourite running or non-running gadget and how does it improve your quality of life?


  1. I'm shopping for a new salad spinner, the OXO Good Grips seems to be the winner.

  2. I actually have one and, yes, they're good - and, yet for some reason, I still don't make as many salads as I should. :-(