Oh! I NEED a new music player... after all, it will help my workout. I will be more streamlined with lighter equipment thus enabling proper form and efficient aerobic output.... :)
Wow... it worked! My husband really bought that?!? Actually, I don't think it was my reasoning that worked so much as finding a great deal on Amazon that moved my husband to give in and let me get a new music player even though "my old one works just fine". I got a Creative Zen Stone, I only paid $25 for it and it arrived perfectly: brand new in package. I really do love it with it's 1.5 oz. weight that allows me to simply clip it to my workout tee. And at 1" x 1.5" it stays completely out of my way while working out.
BUT... I do see another music player purchase on the horizon (don't tell my husband), that is IF Creative Labs FINALLY releases the Krystal in the US (currently only available in Hong Kong)! It's like the Zen Stone Plus, but also contains a pedometer! Yeah baby!!!
Just an FYI everyone... I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Creative Labs Zen players far more than the Apple IPods. While I understand that IPod kind of has a "monopoly" on the retailer market with all the accessories, etc., I have heard more than one complaint about the IPod, how it works and sometimes doesn't. I also have noticed a high replacement rate among my friends while I still had the old Zen Microphoto clunker working fine.
I am amazed with myself for calling it 'the old clunker' when I grew up listening to vinyl on ENORMOUS record players. That evolved into 8 track (no description necessary) and then cassette tapes. Remember the HUGE boom boxes? HAHAHAHA! Old clunker.... whatever!