My gift to myself for competing BCI-1 was an iPod. I finally ordered in yesterday from Apple. Who would have figured? School employees get 15% off from Apple. That's one benefit (from a very short list of benefits) I hadn't counted upon. I also received free Apple Care. Apparently Apple Care is an upgrade to the measely 90 day warranty.
I am glad that I will have it in plent of time for the race on April 16. Plenty of time to figure out how to use it. It has a 12 hour battery life; this will be enough time to get me through the overnight hours of running. The hours that I'll need Guns N Roses; Metallica and Led Zep to keep me running.
I'll have to think up a reward for completing BCI-2!