Doors and (milestone)pods

Old door ready to go to door heaven

Now that’s some great SEO up there, isn’t it? It may not be, but it is what I am going to talk about today, so here goes:

My big Christmas present this year was a door. And yes, I’m thrilled about that, which tells you the exciting life that I lead. Our old French doors leading out to the deck have seen better days. They also are in close proximity to our kitchen table, making them a pain because they open in. Thus, the new door that we sadly had to have custom-made because the size is no longer standard. I am very much looking forward to my new slider, however, whenever it is that it finally gets here. The penguin picture will transfer, by the way, or my daughter will disown me.

The little device that could

The other present I am excited about is one that I bought myself–the Milestonepod. I wrote this up a couple of weeks ago, but wanted to expound on it a bit more. This is such a cool little tool for runners. A small pod that attaches right onto your shoe and passively tracks all your miles. End result? You know how many miles you’ve put on your shoes and when it’s time to swap them out. You can also input your personal contact and/or medical issues on the device so that if anything ever happens to you, it’s all right there for responders to find. All for $15.

Here’s the thing, though. Milestonepod is down to the final few weeks of securing all the funding it needs to get off the ground successfully. The founders are raising the needed money through Indiegogo. Individuals, clubs, and retailers can all go in at varying levels to help the Milestonepod launch. For a small $15 investment, you get your own Milestonepod–a pretty great deal, if you ask me.

So there you have it, my gifts in a nutshell–one domestic, one running related. What cool new gifts did you receive? 

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post by Milestonepod.

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  1. says

    I’m kind of intrigued by this. I keep a log of my miles and mark out to the side when I get new shoes, but this would probably be a more efficient and reliable way to keep track. My favorite gift was a reproduction of a Titian painting to hang in my study. I didn’t get any running-related gifts this year, but I was due for a new pair of shoes so I ordered some with a gift card I received.
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  2. says

    Hi there! It is definitely exciting to get something new like a door for your house. I own an old farmhouse which has gone through many stages of renovation so I can totally relate.

    The milestone pod is so cool. What a great way to track mileage on your shoes! I will definitely check out their indiegogo campaign. Thank you for sharing this Amanda!