Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sony W Series Walkman MP3 Player review and GIVEAWAY!



  Typically I don't run with music.  It had been years and years since I had.  I like to think and listen to the sounds around me.  I was given the opportunity to try out the Sony Walkman MP3 player and was excited but equally dubious until I tried it out.   I still love to run without music but it was REALLY FUN to hear my favorite songs come on!  I was able to relax and just focus on the music and all other cares floated away.  The opportune evening to try them out presented itself when the hubby was doing a nuun demo and I wanted to get some miles in.



  I set out, believe it or not, in shoes since I knew there was a fair bit of glass on my route and I would be coming back after dark.  This allowed me to run with barefoot form but also to get lost in the music. Off I went with Mumford and Sons sending me on my way.  Beck to keep me going and Florence and the Machine to cheer me on.  Incredibly cathartic and yes I did sing out loud!


  Often when trying something new there are preconceived notions that creep in.  I thought the Walkman  would jiggle and want to come off or if it did stay put it would be uncomfortable.   Neither were the case.  They stayed put and were comfortable with easily accessible controls.  It was also easy to load up songs.  All loading was done through Windows Media Player and  dragging and dropping from my desktop.   Easy peasy.
The Walkman charges up quickly through USB and give you a 90 minute charge just after 2 minutes if you are in a rush.  There is plenty of room for your music with 2GB storage and another feature is that its sweat proof!

 Want to win a pair??  Sony sent me two additional players to give away!!
Here are the rules to the giveaway and as always post a separate comment for each thing that you do.  Each comment will count as an entry.  The winner will be chosen using Random.org a week from today on the 16th and I will announce the winner the day after.
  • Do you run with music?
  • Whats your favorite running song?
  • Blog, facebook, tweet, whatever but post a comment for each that you do.
  • follow this blog
  • follow me on facebook and say hello :)
Ramble on my friends.  I leave you with some Led Zepplin motivation.....









103 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let me tell you how much I HATE the cords when I run! I use music because I'm alone when I run all the time. BUT when BF I don't use music :) I love the song Stronger..

Penny said...

I love to run with music, it gives me that little extra bounce in my step to get going some mornings.

Penny said...

Right now I'm lovig Jennifer Lopez ON THE FLOOR along with Jason Aldean,Blake Shelton.

Penny said...

I follow you girl

Penny said...

I follow you on fb

Penny said...

Posted giveaway on my blog

Rebecca Schaefer said...

Cheesy, but I love "I Can Go The Distance" from Hercules. It's such an amazing pick me up!

Rebecca Schaefer said...

Following your blog!

~K~ said...

i don't run with music.

~K~ said...

ok, i don't USUALLY run w/ music but i did last winter when i was in an indoor track and my fav song to run to was "Hanging On" by britt nicole.

~K~ said...

i follow this blog!

~K~ said...

like ya on fb and said hello!

Amy said...

I don't run with music, but only because my mp3 player thingy died. I am happy either way, with or without music.

Amy said...

My favorite song to run to is Pain ~ Three Days Grace.

Amy said...

I follow your blog.

Amy said...

I "like" you on facebook.

Vanessa said...

I follow!

Vanessa said...

I like you on FB and I said hello! Teehee.

Vanessa said...

I tweeted this

Vanessa said...

I posted this on FB

Vanessa said...

I mostly run with music while road running (to work, etc), not so much on trails. On the road it helps me get into a good groove.

Vanessa said...

I have so many fav running songs! One is Michael Buble Feeling Good :)

cat said...

i follow you! my fav song is runaway by the karen single band

cat said...

i fb and tweeted

Anonymous said...

I have never had a music player I could run with.
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Anonymous said...

I would run to Young Blood by The Naked & Famous
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Anonymous said...

My tweet
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Jeanette said...

Yes I run with music. It is a necessity.

Platt said...

I run with music.

Platt said...

Bad Love - Eric Clapton.

Platt said...

I am a follower.

buckizard said...

Follower. Sometimes listen to music and when I do, anything reggae or classic rock gets me going.

Momma K gotzt the runs said...

Yeah, I love to run with music and podcasts. It helps me take a mental vacation and I really look forward to it!

Momma K gotzt the runs said...

Lately my favorite running song is 'All of the lights' Kayne West and 'Moment for life' Nikki minage. I like beats that make me bust a move (<;

Momma K gotzt the runs said...

I follow ya!

Penny said...

shared on my fb page

abbi said...

I'm a follower

abbi said...

Yep, I love to run with music and do so on most runs...except some races and the days I run with one of my dogs!

abbi said...

I've been enjoying Nicki Minaj - Super Bass lately.

Jeanette said...

I am following your blog

Jeanette said...

One of my favorite songs is "Work" by Ciara.

Jeanette said...

I am following you on facebook

Barry Huffman said...

I follow your blog

Barry Huffman said...

I follow you on fb

Barry Huffman said...

I don't listen to music much. I am a podcast addict!

Barry Huffman said...

Some of my favorite podcasts are:
Geek Girl Runner
Geeks in Running Shoes
Phedippidations
but my currently my favorite is:
Slow Runners Club

Barry Huffman said...

I just twittered your contest

Alanna said...

I listen to music for speed work, but have started leaving it behind on easy runs. Besides having to hear what Spud is saying in the stroller it's nice to just listen to nature.

Alanna said...

I like Supersonic by Pearl Jam, although any of their stuff is great.

Alanna said...

Linked to my sidebar @ running42km.blogspot.com

Alanna said...

I follow :)

Cynthia O'H said...

I run with music - just started this April during long runs. I really do prefer to listen to my rhythm and focus on my form, but after 2 hours, there is something great about being able to tune into something else.

Cynthia O'H said...

Favorite running song: right now, it's "I Don't Like Mondays" by the Boomtown Rats. It kicked in at 30K in May and got me pumped for the last 12K.

Cynthia O'H said...

Follow this blog.

Cynthia O'H said...

I follow you on FB:)

The Urban Trail Runner said...

I almost NEVER run with music, but when I'm really tired or down and need a legal shot of steroids, I'll break out the ipod. Bruce Springsteen, The Gaslight Anthem, the White Stripes, the Thermals, the Hold Steady: basically rock n' roll to keep my feet moving when my mind isn't up to the job.

The Urban Trail Runner said...

But if I had to pick a song: "Boxer" by the Gaslight Anthem.

The Urban Trail Runner said...

Tweeted.

The Urban Trail Runner said...

Facebooked (if that's a verb)

The Urban Trail Runner said...

Already follow the blog

The Urban Trail Runner said...

And already following on facebook, but said 'hi.'

The Urban Trail Runner said...

And already following on facebook, but said 'hi.'

Anonymous said...

I like to run with music b/c it pushes me on farther than I would usually go :)

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Anonymous said...

Right now I'm liking "Pain" by Jimmy Eat World lol

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Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I follow you

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

My Blog like your Blog on FB

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

posting on my FB page

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Lots of favorite songs, but for first thing in the morning I love Hello World by Lady Antebellum

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I run with music most of the time, sometimes I listen to podcasts

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

Posting a link to this in the sidebar of my blog

Suzy said...

I do 25% of my outdoor runs with music. It is creeping up, I used to do very few runs with tunes.

Suzy said...

I love Devil Went Down to Georgia, it always gets me going.

Suzy said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

Suzy said...

I follow on FB and I said hi!

shel said...

i run with music when i need motivation - in the later stages of a long run or during the second half of an ultra. florence and the machine, the killers, james brown, michael jackson - those are some favs!

Runner4Life said...

Yes I run with music - how can anyone not?

Runner4Life said...

My favorite running song currently is Ne-Yo's Beautiful Monster

Runner4Life said...

I am a follower of your blog Angie!

Jesse said...

Music gives you THAT extra energy so you can run a bit further, run a bit faster. So yes, absolutely!

Jesse said...

I just followed your blog!

Jesse said...

OMG, Vicki S and I share the same running song right now! lol You have great taste Vicki ;)

TheRyan said...

Being a music fan and someone who loves to run marrying the two was inevitable.

TheRyan said...

As one of the few guys who has posted here, I feel pressured to give a matcho response for the choice of running music.......so here it is: Adele's Rolling in the Deep. Please be kind!

TheRyan said...

Hey Angie, I am following you! ^^

Chloe said...

Hi Angie, I just became a follower!

Chloe said...

At the moment I am having a hard time getting Katy Perry's Fireworks out of my head! Help!?

Chloe said...

Running with music is one of the most pleasant things out there! That's why I love doing it so much~~~~~~

Elizabeth said...

Yes I run with music.

Elizabeth said...

I don't really have any favorite song, since I run to just beat so I really enjoy the free mixes from www.motiontraxx.com they are already set to the right bpm.

Elizabeth said...

Already follow your blog

Elizabeth said...

Follow u on FB

jh said...

Used to avoid music, but I don't think I've run once without it for the last two years.

jh said...

Favorite song? Depends on the day, but probably Fugees, The Score.

Stacie said...

I'm a follower!!!

Stacie said...

I like you on Facebook.

Stacie said...

Yes, I run with music. I do better when I can't hear myself breathing :)

Stacie said...

I like running to ET by Katy Perry.

Stacie said...

I posted the giveaway on my blog.

Stacie said...

I tweeted ~ windyrunner

Stacie said...

I posted the giveaway on Facebook.

EricaH said...

I run with music 99.9 percent of the time

EricaH said...

i am a follower

jmr615 said...

i run with music, but didn't know this existed! this would make it sooooo much better!!!

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