Friday, January 7, 2011

DDDYC P4: Day 5

I love January because the light begins to change and I feel energized after the dreariness that is brought on by the switch to Standard Time.  I felt great all day long and I forgot to take my D3 this morning.  Today was especially beautiful mirroring a Spring day.  The sun was shining and the temps were in the high 60s/low 70s.

The new toy I hinted at last night arrived today.  It is a brand spanking new Garmin Forerunner.  I've been using the CardioTrainer app to track my running.  It is a fantastic app.  However, it is only a matter of time before my Android becomes road kill when I go all dropsies on it and I LOVE my Android.  So another solution had to be found.  Enter the Forerunner.  It is GPS enabled, tracks your heart rate, time, pace, distance of many different activities, you can plan and map routes and can upload your history to compete against yourself.  Tomorrow I take this bad boy out for a test run/walk.  With the 5K I plan on doing being 2 weeks away I intend to increase my training to an hour vs. 30 minutes.


Can I just take a moment to revel in the fact that I am now geeking out over a fitness tool?  How far I have come since the days of merely walking 3 blocks, 3 times a week.  Now I am beginning to run and want some cool accessories to do it.  The awesomeness of that is exhilarating to me.

Calories: 1117.
Fluids: 64 oz coffee + 20 oz tea + 48 oz of water = 132 oz.


10 comments:

Plump Nonfiction said...

OMG! I want that!!!

Tammy said...

Looks like a cool tool! Can't wait till I'm there someday - geeking out over fitness anything. Have fun and none of that 'go all dropsies' business.

Kimberly said...

@Pam I KNOW. Isn't it the coolest?

@Tammy You will be surprised how fast you want some toy because it will help you in your fitness. I never thought it would be me and here I am.

Mae Flowers said...

Very cool- I've always wondered how those work!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I'm with Tammy, I can't wait to be "geeking" out on stuff like this. I'm just trying to get off my butt and exercise. I could totally see me getting into these kind of things though. Hopefully someday...

Kelly said...

YAY!!!

OMG, you and I have a lot in common. I have a Garmin Forerunner (totally love it and not sure I can live without it), the bodybugg, love the Droid, and live in Houston. Well, I live south of Houston but still pretty darn close. AND we're both doing the challenge.

You're going to love that Garmin. It can do so much. When I go out for a run I look like Robocop or something: bodybugg and display on one arm and the Garmin on the other.

Beth said...

Wow, two weeks to go and you started off walking 3 blocks, that is some serious accomplishment. Well done!

Enjoy the new gadget!

Twiggy said...

I looooove gadgets, especially fitness ones....now if I would only use them more often ;).

Karen Butler Ogle said...

Congrats on the new toy! I'm always excited about getting new tools or products to help me get healthy. I got a bike last Christmas but there is a problem with the back wheel. I'm hoping I can get Dail to work on it soon. As soon as this snow is gone I will be out there enjoying myself, I hope. I have a pedometer but that is all I have in the way of technical toys others than my treadmill.

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