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    Re: Daily exercise log

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    Running in high heels?
    LOL I wondered if anyone would make a reference to heels.

    Nah, I was being super casual and wore some Sketcher wedge/platform flip flops for a long day running around. They are kind of spongey and feel like I'm sinking with each step. They cause me to walk with a different gait or maybe with more effort to lift out of the sinking? I duno. I've felt it before when I've worn them, but this is the first time I felt it affect my running.
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    Re: Daily exercise log

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    What are you using to count your steps? I bought a Fit Bit in to start using in 2016. It had the rubber wrist band like a watch, but it fell apart after a year. $150 down the tubes. I refuse to buy another.
    Yeah, I checked out Fitbit and rejected it because of the ridiculously high price. Instead, I bought a cheap mechanical step-counter that worked pretty well. I lost it on a camping trip. Nowadays, I try to walk 4 miles which is about 8000 steps. Not a precise count, but close enough.

    I know you can use an Iphone to count steps but I don't want to run with it. Shaking it up like that seems dangerous to the phone.
    A friend of ours visited and she used a low tech gizmo to count her steps. The counter seemed a little off---too many steps per mile---but she's lost 20+ pounds, so she's doing something right (Weight Watchers). Maybe Helix will tell us what sort of device he utilizes.
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    Re: Daily exercise log

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    Yay for tody! I had a slog yesterday. Just managed to get in 30 minutes of running. My legs were dead. I think it had to do with my footwear the day before.

    Today, 50 minutes, without stopping and I got 4 miles in! My best ever 50 minutes. My goal with this run is not speed, but time without stopping. I baby myself to make sure I get in all 50, but I've been cranking it up a bit to see if I could get to 4 miles. Goal met!
    Congrats on the personal best.
    Just curious...what type of surface do you run on.....concrete, grass, HS/College track?
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    Re: Daily exercise log

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Yeah, I checked out Fitbit and rejected it because of the ridiculously high price. Instead, I bought a cheap mechanical step-counter that worked pretty well. I lost it on a camping trip. Nowadays, I try to walk 4 miles which is about 8000 steps. Not a precise count, but close enough.


    A friend of ours visited and she used a low tech gizmo to count her steps. The counter seemed a little off---too many steps per mile---but she's lost 20+ pounds, so she's doing something right (Weight Watchers). Maybe Helix will tell us what sort of device he utilizes.
    I haven't had a lot of success with pedometers. I have had trouble calibrating them. I get way too many or much too few steps. Like inert.

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Congrats on the personal best.
    Just curious...what type of surface do you run on.....concrete, grass, HS/College track?
    This may disappoint you, I run on a treadmill. It's the only way I can consistently exercise due to my schedule, the weather and my rural location. In the summer, with time permitting, I run outdoors.
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    Re: Daily exercise log

    Just finished my 1am 3-30 run. Scared the bejesus out of my housekeeper. It seemed she woke up to some noise in the middle of the night and thought there was an intruder in the house and ended up bumping into me in the dark- she nearly woke up the whole house lol. I couldnt stop laughing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    This may disappoint you, I run on a treadmill. It's the only way I can consistently exercise due to my schedule, the weather and my rural location. In the summer, with time permitting, I run outdoors.
    I use a treadmill too. I live out in the tropics, and the heat is way too much if I do this outdoors. I gotta turn the AC on and a high powered vent fan just to keep myself from fainting. Plus my trusty towel is right on the handlebars because I hate it when sweat runs down my face lol

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    Re: Daily exercise log

    Yesterday: 3.5 miles run




    Today: Full weights workout; 'cooldown' of a few songs of alternating dips w/o extra weight and horizontal pullups. Probably a nice long walk later on.

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    Re: Daily exercise log

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Just finished my 1am 3-30 run. Scared the bejesus out of my housekeeper. It seemed she woke up to some noise in the middle of the night and thought there was an intruder in the house and ended up bumping into me in the dark- she nearly woke up the whole house lol. I couldnt stop laughing.
    LOL! Too funny! I'd scream too if I ran into an unexpected someone in the dark! Then it would make someone laugh, too! LOL


    I use a treadmill too. I live out in the tropics, and the heat is way too much if I do this outdoors. I gotta turn the AC on and a high powered vent fan just to keep myself from fainting. Plus my trusty towel is right on the handlebars because I hate it when sweat runs down my face lol
    Oh dear! Yeah. I'd melt running in the tropics. I have a fan on me too. Not high powered, but I need that flow of air across my face. I don't like the sweat running across my face either and the air seems to dull the sensation of that. LOL
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    Re: Daily exercise log

    Only a 2.7 mile run.


    I don't know why it happens, but sometimes my calves seem to tighten up, changing my gait no matter how much I try to avoid it happening. They my ankles get tired, feet start slapping on the ground, and lower/mid back starts aching. So even though I'm breathing easily enough, I can't move at the normal pace. Really frustrating.

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    Re: Daily exercise log

    23,079 steps. that's close to my workday record.

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    Re: Daily exercise log

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post

    This may disappoint you, I run on a treadmill. It's the only way I can consistently exercise due to my schedule, the weather and my rural location. In the summer, with time permitting, I run outdoors.
    When it gets too hot out west, I've got an old, old Lifecycle that I use for my fat-burning workout. Ten minutes on the bike, ten minutes on the heavy bag.
    I try this rotation for an hour but usually only go for 40 minutes.
    Speaking of heat, remember those wonderful spring days I was rhapsodizing about a few posts back?
    They're gone..... replaced by temps in the mid 90s. Really low humidity, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    23,079 steps. that's close to my workday record.
    Wow....that is an amazing number. Congrats !!!
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