In my C25K program, you end up doing lots of interval reps (this week, I had to do 13)!
I run on a track, which means that I ALSO need to count laps, to keep track of the distance I run each workout.
It would be an understatement to say that my tiny brain has been having problems keeping track of all these numbers during a run!
The Google Box offered a plethora of expensive fitness watches and clunky lap counters -- and while I do want a fitness watch, it's just not in the cards, financially, for a few months.
So, what's a girl to do?
What I really wanted was a bracelet with some sort of moveable beads, maybe something I could make, even. And while they do sell expensive bracelets for lap counting (Sterling Silver and north of $100 expensive), I wanted something more durable and less costly. It wasn't until I expanded my search outside of the fitness realm that I ended up finding the perfect solution!
Apparently, people who knit need a simple way to keep track of their rows, preferably a way that can be done with one hand -- and voila! There are folks out there making bracelets that do just that!
The beads slide independently of each other and stay firmly where they're moved -- it's so cool! The bracelet is adjustable, but made to fit tightly to the wrist, which is perfect because I was worried about something jangling and making me crazy. Plus, the price was great and I think it's cute enough to actually wear as a bracelet!
So, it just goes to show you how sometimes you've got to think outside your own box to find the things you need.
And you never know -- now I might take up knitting!