Oh dear. We’re under two weeks to the Columbus Marathon. I’m not really nervous. Unless I think about it, so let’s not think about it.
Countdown to Columbus
In this week’s video, I talk about a really rough week in so many ways.
I’m excited to go for a run now that it cooled off!
FitBix Flex Review
In short, I love my Fitbit Flex from Verizon Wireless. I love it.
Here’s what I love the most:
Yay bracelets! In training myself to wear the Fitbit Flex, I seemingly got over my weird aversion to bracelets. Now I wear them all the time! Hooray for more accessories. And speaking of accessories, they totally make a teal band for the Fitbit?! I’m totally stoked about it!
Sleep! I love tracking my sleep, seeing how much (or how little) I’m getting on any given night. The good news is that I fall asleep much easier than I thought I did (on most nights) and I sleep much more soundly than I thought I did (on most nights). The “most nights” mostly equate for when kids do things like fall out of bed or cough their little heads off. Or the dog randomly decides to stick her nose in my face or when I cough my own big head off. Of course, this all means that I’m sleeping better than I thought… which means my exhaustion can’t be blamed on poor sleep. Bummer.
I don’t have to think about it! I don’t have to do anything! I use the wireless dongle on my laptop, so it syncs any time I’m sitting at my laptop. Sometimes I load the app right before bed to update as I get into bed, but mostly I just check on the numbers in the morning. I love that it doesn’t create more work for me.
COMPETITION. I love competing with my friends and husband. AND BEATING THEM.
There are a few things I struggle with:
Remembering to put it in sleep mode before I fall asleep. Though! One night, at 1:00am, I woke up and remembered to turn it to sleep mode. I only had four and a half hours of sleep that night according to Fitbit.
If I take it off to charge it, I forget to put it back on. It holds charge for many, many days. Suddenly, I’ll get an email. “Your Fitbit Flex battery is low!” The next change I get, I’ll charge it. And if I happen to be at a friend’s house, I’ll leave it there. Oops. I missed tracking the second half of last week. Lesson learned.
Really, it’s an incredibly easy to use fitness tracker that not only motivates me to do more but teaches me about my own body — both at work and at rest. It’s been interesting to see how little I move on rest days/no run days. I’ve been working harder to up my movement on days off, and I feel hopeful that the extra movement will help keep me fit.
Goals for This Week
As I said in the video, I have three goals for this week:
Move five miles everyday. I have two five mile runs, so that means I have to work hard to move on the other days.
HYDRATE! With less than two weeks to race day, I need to take hydration seriously. All the water.
Figure out what to wear. I want to wear green. Other than that, I have no idea what to wear. If I don’t want to wear something new on race day (NOTHING NEW ON RACE DAY!), I need to figure it out this week. Go!
With under two weeks to the Columbus Marathon, how are you feeling?
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