Running

I’ve been trying to get back into running again recently. This week I only went for 1 run – on Monday – and a very short run today (Sunday). Todays run was literally 1 kilometer, as it was late and I was exhausted. To be fair, I had done over 14,000 steps today as well after going on a walk along the riverside. The run didnt go particularly well, I’m feeling very disheartened and grumpy about running at the moment. I managed approx. 3 mins of continuous running, and I probably could have pushed myself to go around the block again for a 2k run – but I didnt because I had no motivation to.

Run breakdown:

3 mins running

full stop as HRM stopped working – had to re-jig.

2 mins running

5 mins walk

 

Not terrible I suppose but I feel like I should have done more. Ah well.

I’m going to start to run more regurlarly, there may be an event or challenge featuring running in the future, but that depends on whether I can get back into it. A big part of me really wants to.

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New gadgets!

I recently procured a new phone, very exciting! The Samsung galaxy s4, which has a very useful app – S health.

This had the facility to track your food and exercise (like a food diary) as well as very exciting walking mate. This is a pedometer that works continuously throughout your day, recording steps, distance, and calories burnt! It can even tell if you are running and if you are climbing/descending. Incredibly useful.

Having said that, I am not a big fan of the food diary app. It is not as good as the one on MyFitnessPal. It has a limited food database, and only records the calories-without any other nutritional data. There is the capability to add your own foods however, which makes up for the limited database providing you have the time to add all your foods on. Which I dont.

To resolve this I’ve been using MyFitnessPal to record my food, then adding the total calories to the ‘other’ section on S Health, and putting the calories burnt walking onto MyFitnessPal.

All in all this is a great pedometer app, but the food database leaves something to be desired. I also wish it could sync with MyFitnessPal abd my Polar HRM!!