Svelte came home from his business trip a few days ago with a Fitbit surprise for me!
He brought me a Surge! I’ve only been wearing it for three days but so far I love it! It’s a gps running watch with heartrate monitor on it (no chest strap required!) and step/calorie counter. There’s more it can do but those are the things I really wanted it for and I can’t believe he got it for me!
Here’s a photo of the heart rate data from my run/walk today.
Obviously you can see where the running was and where the walking was. I’d like to push that heart rate a little higher once I can run faster than a snail while still breathing. Breathing is important.
I’m going to try it out for a spinning workout tomorrow and see how it does. It has a spinning setting so hopefully it’ll do a good job of tracking calorie burn. I really like the app it comes with too. It looks nice and is fairly easy to navigate. It also gives you a ton of good information about how much you’re moving during the day. There are a lot of in depth reviews on it out there so I won’t go in to too much detail but the summary is I love it!
Svelte has come on my last two runs with me. He used to run cross country in high school which was a few years ago now. Much to my dismay he didn’t have to run with me on the running sections though… he can walk fast and keep right up, haha! He has very long legs and I run very slowly. But I like having him along with me, I don’t worry about bears so much when he’s there and the time goes by faster when you’re chatting instead of just thinking about your misery. The misery is getting better though and I know from previous attempts that soon the misery will (mostly) dissapear and I’ll enjoy it more.
C25K week 2 day 3 in the books today. Tomorrow spinning (my sore butt has recovered!) and Wednesday week 3 starts.
Sorry for the lack of hilarious stories for you today… I’ll try to do something dumb tomorrow so my next post can have a little more spice.