I bought the iPod about 2 years ago as an incentive to get back in the gym. It didn’t work that year. But last year, when I started back to the gym in February, the iPod came in real handy while I was working out. I’ve listened to books on it too.
But, I get really bored with the same old routine and the same old music. I’m also cheap, so I’d never buy new music. I would always ask for iTunes gift cards instead for birthdays or Christmas.
I haven’t been going to the gym this year, but the iPod has been getting some good use. I listen to it while I’m writing, hence why it’s lying on a page of a manuscript.