Should I Keep?

Hi! A bit boring over here today. NYC is totally gross right now with the “snow” which is really just thick rain today. Not sure if you know but… I hate winter. πŸ˜‰

After work last night I dragged my tired butt to a cycle class with the intention of using it as a recovery ride. I am still so sore from Brenda’s ass-whooping and from all the classes I taught and went to last week, so I needed to just get a little sweaty and flush my legs out. The class ended up being the perfect mix of recovery and flushing! Not too many hills, lots of fast legs with light resistance.

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Devoured this Luna bar on the way home. It tasted like heaven. The best flavor ever!

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Then whipped up one of my random creations using what I had in the fridge. The flavor combo was really surprisingly great!

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Small sweet potato cut down the middle and microwaved for 3-4 minutes until soft but not mushy. Sprinkled with smoked paprika and garlic powder then topped with crumbled goat cheese, turkey bacon, and egg whites with jalapenos. Dijon mustard on top. I pretty much “mmmm” ‘ed my way through the whole thing.

I woke up super late but still wanted time to run at least 1 mile so I could test out this new watch I bought from Active Gear Up. I’ve had a Garmin before and sold it because it is next to impossible to get GPS satellite to register until you reach Central Park. I like to run around the streets and I’m almost a mile away from Central Park from my gym, so this really annoys me. This watch was on sale for a great price so I grabbed it.

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After 10 minutes of walking around/jogging and getting no signal, I was PISSED and now I want to return it. It seems like all the other runners I know here in NYC have a Garmin so I have to ask… do you all live just a few blocks from Central Park so you get satellites pretty fast? This just seems to be a waste of money if my Runkeeper app can work better and it’s free. Should I test it out again or just get my money back? I have to wake up at 4:30 AM just to get to the gym on time before work, so waiting around for 10+ minutes every morning extra is NOT something I am willing to do. Also, isn’t it so pretty? πŸ™‚

Runners- do you run with a GPS watch or use a phone app?

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4 thoughts on “Should I Keep?”

  1. Garmins work well if you stand still in an open area. Mine connects in less than a minute in an area not enclosed by buildings. If you walk or run while trying to get a signal it will take forever.

    1. I tried standing still for about 5 mins, then started to walk/jog but the problem is I am surrounded completely by buildings. For some reason my Runkeeper app very rarely has a problem finding a signal, but every GPS watch I’ve used can’t do it until Ive reached the park and its over a mile away. I know i could just add on that mile at the end of my run, but my OCD would not allow that haha

  2. I really want a watch like that except just for the sake of tracking heart rate in calories….because I don’t have any running to track πŸ˜‰ NO WAY the caramel nut brownie luna bar is my FAVORITE! It’s so dessert like and only errrm 140 calories? Not bad at all.

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