... which is funny because I had put up this picture on Instagram earlier in the week.
So you'd think I'm wearing 3 trackers.
You'd be wrong.
I actually have on 4. because on my waist, I'm wearing a Fitbit One
Why so many trackers? Well, let's review
The white one is my Nike GPS tracker. I use it only when I run. Outside, it uses GPS & keeps track of my route. Inside, it uses a foot pod that I wear on my laces to track the distance on the treadmill. That's what I love & its hard to find in most tracking watches. It also does track my heart rate with my monitor I wear a chest strap for - but I like my Polar heart rate watch
... which leads to the Red one - my Polar. I got hooked on Polar heart rate watches in my Jazzercise days where Heart Rate training is big deal. I always love to see what zone I'm in & love this one particularly because at the end, it shows me how many of my minutes were spent in a Fat burning zone & how many were in a Fit burning zone. I always find it interesting the exercises that aren't high impact - like yoga or Pilates - those are the more FAT burning exercises. Get that heart rate up WAY HIGH & you're training in the fitness zone.
... then we get to the step trackers. The one in the middle of my wrist is the Garmin Vivofit. I only got this because it was an amazing deal on Amazon one day. I actually did a post about the difference between this & my Fitbit - but I just like it because it's waterproof & doesn't need charging. I basically use it as my watch on most days. Honestly, I dont think I've ever taken it off since I got it almost a year ago. I also use it as motivation because the red line on top tells me when I've been sitting too long.
... & finally, the one you don't see - the Fitbit One. That's my first & original tracker I bought. I've had it like 3 years & its still working great. The reason I keep wearing this one is because its been proven the ones on the waist are more accurate then any of the wrist bands. I do find that to be true in my own daily life. I've done LOTS of trials & tests on these. Because goodness knows I like data & information & all things numbers.
Sorry - I've always been a number nerd. Any wonder I'm in accounting?
A fun side note - I also have my old school Garmin Forerunner - my first running watch. It still works great too & if my Nike isn't charged up - you'll even see this baby on my arm. & its HUGE. I just can't get rid of any of my gadgets. They're all just little holders of information for me.
So yes, I am on the hunt for a tracker that can incorporate most of these. The bad thing, I'm use to all this info now so when I can't find a product that delivers all of it to me, I'm sort of all shoulder shrug & not caring...
I have gotten at least 5 recommendations for the VivoActive ...
I have some things that aren't 100% about it, but I think it may be the best I can get to smash all the ones I wear together... we'll see where I end up.
It's either that or getting longer arms.
Onto Week 5 of Half Marathon Training
Monday - Run 3.08 miles
Tuesday - Plyo Fix
Wednesday - Run 1.44 miles**
Thursday - ***
Friday - Rest Day
Saturday - Run 5.11 miles
Sunday - Rest Day
Plyo Fix - the funny story on that - I had that video ever since I bought my 21 Day fix - & goodness knows how much I've used these workouts.... & I have never once opened this video. It was a bonus workout. I am so excited to add another great video to my pile. It was a butt kicker. Truly! & for the record, with these knees of mine, I am totally & always doing the modification on Plyo. The less jumping, the better for me.
**Yeah ... so Wednesday. I was on the treadmill doing my thing - that's when our furnace started acting really weird. The noises were rolling. So Ricky was freaking out that someone was going to have to come into our basement - so it was time to just stop working out & start cleaning. It was the great haul. Let me tell you. At least 4 garbage cans were filled & 3 boxes put into my car to take to Goodwill. Why we can't do that every day & keep the house clean, I don't know.
*** Thursday, the Furnace repair guy came over & I was going to work out upstairs in my office but I just couldn't make myself get out from in front of the portable heater & the heavy down comforter in the cold house to change & put on my workout clothes. Some days, it's just going to be like that.
I'm so excited that this weekend ahead, its going to be in the 60's! YES YES YES!!!
I have to do 6 miles & the idea of doing it on the treadmill just is cringe worthy. Now, to find a good 6 mile path somewhere!
I'll be PRESSING on into week 6!!