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Sunday, November 16, 2014

The on-going challenge: FitBit....OR the on-going FitBit challenge?

There's two sides to every story.
And in the case of this running technology, there's even more sides.

While I understand the value of tracking steps and maintaining some level of 'activity' - using a FitBit is a great way to track that activity. However, for runners who go out and run +20 miles each week, is it providing any additional value or data? Especially, when I'm already equipped to track my progress with my watch or other apps using either a Garmin, TomTom or one of the many web-based sites or fitness apps.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Fall racing is here!!

If you're like me, you know at least one person who has run a Marathon and/or a half marathon this fall. Even if you didn't run one yourself, then you're possibly wishing you did. 

There's no feeling quite like that stiff-legged ache after completing a race. It's enough to get us to keep going - no matter whether we had a good race experience or not.

And for those of us who didn't run-simply  watching the televised coverage of NYC Marathon is enough to motivate us to go out and run. Even if the wind chill has made the tempurature feel like the 30's. 

I guess that's why in 1996 after watching the marathon that year I made the commitment to train & run it the following year. A lot of painful training runs later-I did it! I finished my first marathon. 

Did you run a marathon or half-marathon his fall? If not, what are you waiting for? 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hitting the Trails

After running for over 100 days straight in mostly the same areas around home and work, you have to do something different to break out of the rut and keep the running interesting and motivating. For the first time in a long time, I decided to run after work - instead of before or even at lunch, as I've done over the last few weeks. Since it was pushing 90 degrees at 5:30pm, I thought it would be best to hit some trails, where I might get the benefit of some shade.

I've been to a nearby park in Kinnelon a few times and thought, what better way to warm up than to park at the HS across the street and then run to the trails in the park. "Yes, great idea". Until

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

What I learned from the #RunEveryDay challenge

I've posted a few times about my progress on this challenge. I've also posted almost daily now for over 50 days after each run. The #RunEveryDay challenge from Nike running was designed to be a 30 day challenge during the month of April.

What happened was something even bigger!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Halfway thru April #RunEveryDay

Now that I'm nearly halfway through the #RunEveryDay challenge, I wanted to take a look back over  the last two weeks of running. I have been fortunate enough to remain healthy during these last 2 weeks and happy to say that I've managed at least a mile each day this month.

On the upside...