I have owned and loved my pair of these for a couple of months:
Love them. LOVE THEM. They have a learning curve, but absolutely cause my frame to function as it's supposed to. I have not talked specifically about my gecko feet (what boring people call Vibram Fivefingers) because of something else I started ... again.
This morning I completed Week Five, Day Two of Couch 2 5K! I have started this program several times before. I could always get to about week three, but then it got very cumbersome AND tiring. A bad combination. I just used my watch or a stopwatch. Always staring down. Always ticking away every single second. BLECGH! And I stopped. Never really got to Week Four, ever. Until now. And I really do put all of my success on ... the last thing I haven't talked about here on my little bloggy blog.
I have an iPhone 4. Crazy, right? How I ended up with it is even crazier. It was a combination of our phone plan being at "upgrade" level sooner than expected (thanks to being around this really cool manager guy at the right place/right time) and the cost was not much more than what we were prepared to pay for an upgrade, anyway. Blah-blah-blah ... my very first Mac anything is the newest iPhone. I have since discovered that "smart phones" make you feel like an idiot. But I digress ...
So, I have the C25K app on my phone. I pick what music I want on my playlist for each workout. This nice little man stops my music with a "ding" and tells me when to walk or run. He tells me when I'm halfway done, so I can turn around and head back toward home. I just listen to music and try not to pass out. I can do that. I'm really good at trying not to pass out. When I'm done, I can take notes or post it to Twitter (which I did NOT do until I reached Week Five ... knowing I may bail on the program and having every shouting, "LOSER!").
*note: you can download a Couch 2 5K podcast from iTunes for your mp3 - no "smart phone" needed!*
Anywho, these are my two "big purchases" of 2010. The gecko feet are PRICEY. I saved for quite the while for those suckers. The iPhone is PRICEY, and I would have never picked one up had it not been for that beautiful upgrade discounted price from AT&T, and the fact that it was time that we could sneak in an upgrade (and that our other phones were having issues and pretty much beat to a bloody pulp).
The C25K app, though, is only $3. Boo-ya!
All three ... worth the money, worth the months of research and worth the wait.