Doors and (milestone)pods

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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.

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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. Definitely interested in the Milestone Pod. I’ll have to ask the boss if I can make an investment (thinking 90.00 level because is two is better than one and I love the “taper” shirt).

    Got a cool custom made tap handle, which is my favorite gift.
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  2. Going to check it out now. I love new little gadgets!
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  3. Very cool idea!
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  4. WOW! Very cool! Gotta love all of these little running gadgets!
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  5. Oh, neat! How big is it?
    I had a very merry fitmas with mostly fitness-related gifts, including the Garmin Forerunner 10 and an infusion water pitcher.
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  6. My favorite gift of the year was my very first road bike. I am still excited about it. I will train for my first triathlon at some point, but it won’t be until after my May marathon. My coach just wants me to focus on the marathon in the coming months.
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  7. A foam roller! Now I need to figure out how to use it lol
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  8. I got an awesome running jacket. It has ALL the features, zip of sleeves, a BIG back pocket for all my crap and it’s obnoxious orange. Love it!
    And I love the idea of those pods too- I’m going to go check them out right now :-)
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  9. Cool gadget:) Is it weird that my favorite gift was a Sonicare toothbrush?:) It makes my teeth feel so clean! Congrats on the new door!
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  10. I got three months of CrossFit!
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  11. If we still lived in VA. my Christmas gift would have been the same doors. I love it! I get excited over things like that too. My favorite item this year? A vacum cleaner. The Milestone is a pretty cool little item. I will try and spread the word. Happy New Year!
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  12. I love that you got new doors. That’s awesome. I wish someone would replace the french doors in our bedroom because they are so freaking drafty! My favorite item? A crockpot. I’m officially old. I love the idea behind milestone pod and will help spread the word.
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  13. I got a much needed foam roller and the Stick from the boyfriend :) I think he knew I had big running plans for 2013!
    I like the idea of this product for sure. I always forget to write down the mileage for the shoes whenever I’m through.
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  14. I meant to check it out when you mentioned it before – off to do so now.

    Got a good mix of running-related and non-running related gifts, My fave? A Kate Spade bag :)
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  15. 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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  16. For Christmas, I was blessed with new shoes, goggles and a new swim suit. Doesn’t help when my swim suit becomes as see-thru as the googles :| yikes.

    How big is the pod?
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  17. Sounds like a band! Ladies and gentlemen, “DOOS AND MILESTONE PODS!!!!”

    The door looks great and I’m happy to share the opportunity for Milestone pods.
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  18. My favorite gift was a really good headlamp. Hopefully no more crying on nighttime mountain bike rides! :)

    A new door sounds pretty exciting to me!
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  19. I don’t think a door is a strange gift at all. I was once given a toilet cistern for my birthday . A door’s a big step up from there.
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  20. Those are cool!!! :) I got a Target GC. Exciting stuff. :)
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  21. 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!

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