Got my run in, even if it was later

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I was finally able to get my run in today, albeit not without some issues. Thankfully, the issues had nothing to do with my health.

Since I missed my run in the morning, I had resolved to run after work. I hadn’t done this since I was on Active Duty, so I was wondering how it would go. I dressed up in my PT gear, got my Bluetooth headphones on, turned on my awesome PT playlist, and got my Fitbit ready by finding a GPS signal. Then, I (thought) I pushed the start button for the run and took off at a good clip. At the .5 mile mark, I wondered why the Fitbit hadn’t given me my half-mile split time, so I looked down at my watch. What I saw made me angry.

0:00:00 0.0 miles

I didn’t press the button properly, I guess. So, I went ahead and pressed it and continued on. I know from the distance and the pace that it was roughly 5 minutes for the half mile, so I resolved to add an entry into my PT log and went on. My goals for this run were to increase my time to 30+ minutes and to go past 2.5 miles. I did it on both counts!

I felt good on the run. I didn’t have any aches and pains, and I was able to run all the way through again. At the end, I was a little more tired than the last few runs, but I’ve pushed without pushing too hard. 30 minutes is the longest I’ll be running for the time being, so I’ll be working on increasing the distance within that time. That’s a goal for the next few weeks; the next few runs will be the same course I took today. If I finish sooner, so be it. If later, that’s okay too. I just want to get used to this distance and work harder later.

So, the image above shows the total distance and steps of the GPS data along with the manual log entry I made. I’m happy with the results, and I’m happy that I can run without lots of muscle pain or without feeling dead afterward. My legs are definitely in need of the day off, though. I look forward to being able to do daily runs at least 5 times a week in the future.

4 thoughts on “Got my run in, even if it was later”

  1. So I thought my Fitbit Alta had gps and I could press start on my app at home and leave my phone. Yeah, that doesn’t work! When I got back it only showed that I ran from one side of my living room to the other. Grrr!!!! I need a holder for my phone if I have to take it with me every time.

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      1. For me, the pro is that I don’t feel it when I run and it doesn’t affect me at all. It doesn’t bounce around or move, and it’s adjustable so it’s not too tight or loose. It holds the phone pretty well and seems like it would help keep it out of the elements if it begins to rain while I run. I don’t like wearing my phone on my arm because I feel it tugging at me and I prefer to have my arms completely unencumbered when I’m running. Also, you can fit keys and ID in the pouch; it’s very stretchy.

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