I’m a geek when it comes to the concept of Quantified Self (QS). I’m always looking for the ultimate solution to track runs, calories, heart rate, etc. I would also say that it is to a fault that I’m always looking. There is a certain freedom in just running. I have know routes and that results in known distances. I don’t run faster as a result of knowing my current pace… But the fact that I can know makes me want to know. Plus QS isn’t cheap…and there is always the next new shiny thing. Like the Apple Watch 2 that I want but don’t need. (sigh…)
OK so I’ve made a pledge starting today. I’ve signed up for My Asics Run, at training plan that links with Runkeeper. I’m going to follow this plan to the end in an effort to improve my running game. Actually calling it “running” is a bit of a stretch since there is more walking involved than normal – a lot more. Today is my first .5 mile jog (I’m starting slow to avoid major disappointment).