Today, I planned on heading to the gym after work, but I just wasn’t feelin’ it; I had a headache, I wasn’t in the mood to drive, and I just didn’t feel like having to fight for a treadmill. Not sure what I was going to do instead for a workout, I headed home, trying to rack my brain for a different Exercise on Demand video I could do…
But on my drive home, I couldn’t help but admire all the beautiful landscaping all around me and I finally realized, “Hey, it’s a beautiful day. Enjoy it while it lasts and go for a run outside!”
So I did…and while I was at it, I discovered a brand new “toy” on my phone that I am SUPER PSYCHED to share with you all!!!
I forgot that when I got my new phone back in August, I had downloaded an app called RunKeeper, which tracks your running/activity stats. Since I just recently got back into running after my foot injury, today was the first time I’ve had the chance to use it. I simply carried my phone with me as a ran, checking periodically at my time while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Once I was finished, I simply hit “Save Activity” and was then given a Google Map route of my run. Unfortunately, the GPS must not have picked up right away, so I drew in the part (in lighter red) that the program didn’t catch. I’d say that’s probably an extra 1/4 mile or less? But besides that, I am totally impressed with this app!
NOT ONLY was my summary given to me over my phone, but as soon as I saved the activity, I was sent an email with a link to even MORE stats and information about my run:
Yeah, you see that elevation change around mile 1? That hill is KILLERRRR! I really had no idea that this app could track so much information! If I had more time, I probably would have gone back out just so I could track some more info.
Looks like I can save a couple hundred dollars on that Garmin I had my eye on!
Rewind to breakfast, which brought back an old favorite…Pumpkin Oats!
In the mix:
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup pumpkin
- 1/2 mashed banana
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2-3 tbsp raisins
- cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice
Topped off with some reduced-fat granola with raisins…
It had been far too long…these babies were AHHHH-mazing!
Today I finally finished up the last of my Minestrone Soup! It takes a while for one person to finish off an entire batch of soup.
Along with my soup, I brought the last of my beloved Kashi crackers, a crisp gala apple, and a Stonyfield Farms B-Well yogurt which I bought using one of my coupons from the Healthy Living Summit. I don’t usually choose Stonyfield yogurts because of their high sugar content, but this little guy is quite tasty!
There may or may not have been a mystery cookie and a mini box of Nerds included at lunch today…I’ll let you decide.
Not sure what’s on the agenda for dinner tonight? Once Jay gets home, we’re headed out to do our civic duty and VOTE, then take care of a few errands. One of which is checking out some new treadmills(!!!)
Question for the Evening:
Do you use any stat trackers (i.e., Garmin, phone apps…) when you run/walk/bike/etc?