I remember when I first started running. I didn't have anything fancy to gauge my pace or progress, just a Timex stopwatch.
Remember that credit that George Dubba-Ya gave us a few years back? Well, I spent $60 on this stopwatch and heart rate monitor and put the rest in savings. I can't be sure from this picture, but I am likely wearing the stopwatch in this photo from a 4th of July run Liz and I did in 2008.
I realized that I needed to start tracking my miles, not just my total time. It was time to upgrade to the most technologically advanced gadget I could think of......a device that I put in my shoe and connected to my iPod mini (this cool music player).
|I have since gone on many runs in Tucson, like this one.|
What I didn't like: It didn't beep after each mile, it did not update progress until I pressed stop so there was no way to see how I was doing while running, I obviously could not wear it on my wrist and check it repeatedly. All in all, I was really impressed. I am glad I downloaded it. For those of you that have an iPhone but don't have a Garmin, I would HIGHLY suggest this one.
It is sort of cool to see how technology has changed!
Tell me Sweets, what do you use to track your mileage?