Juneathon 16 and 17: GPS watches are fun

Working out every day is starting to catch up to me. Yesterday I had a hot but great run. Today, I ran around a lot at work and then fell asleep on the couch. I may never get the hang of this.

It was really hot around four when I got home from work yesterday so I told myself it would be a good idea to work out later at night when it might be cooler. Somehow I wound up outside ten minutes later in my running gear, warming up. I’ve never been one to pay attention to “good ideas” or “good advice”… Sort of like Alice in Wonderland. “I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.”

I expected to walk a lot and didn’t stress over it too much. My phone was at home charging so I just sang in my head to keep my pace. I ran/ walked for like five minutes and checked my gps watch… .4? Already?! Thats awesome!! … wait, WHAT?! .4? Already? That’s actually impossible. Almost half a mile and I’ve only been out for five minutes? Something ain’t right here… I know I’m not that fast! For a second I felt a warm fuzzy “maybe I really did do that” feeling and then I realized I forgot that I had switched my watch to kilometers! Haha! Ok, that explains it. I wound up running 2K in about twenty one minutes, which is about where I’m at- no better, no worse. Tough to run in the heat, though. My calves were really tight! Gotta figure out which foam roller to get… I looked at a few on Amazon and there seem to be a couple of options- I’m trying to keep the costs low but I want to get a good one so I need to do some more research. Any suggestions?

I want to increase my mileage but I’m a little concerned because I am a slow runner- the more miles I add to my runs, the more time I spend in the sun and heat. #slowrunnerproblems I’m going to have to bring water with me if I wind up doing another afternoon run.

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2 thoughts on “Juneathon 16 and 17: GPS watches are fun

  1. I have a few different rollers, but the company I used to work for has reasonably priced ones. This would be a good starter roller and if you look at the “foam roller” dept on their website, there are also white rollers that are not as dense as this (a little softer if you’ve never used one). Good luck with your choice!

    http://www.performbetter.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product1_10151_10751_1004918_-1?green=CC67E5D5-A172-5D3F-B522-EDC4CC108B6E

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