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Technical difficulty with my goals.....

Monday, March 04, 2013

One of my goals this month is to exercise everyday; I am training for a HM, so need to increase my running. There are 2 problems I am having with this.....

I went for a long run yesterday and ran out of water. I don't sweat, so need to drink a lot of water during exercise to stay hydrated. I will solve that problem by putting a water bottle in my fanny pack and carrying another one in my hand held water carrier. I will just switch them out when I finish the 1st.

The 2nd problem I haven't found a solution to yet; I am hoping someone here can help me. I hse my iPhone 4 with the GPS to track my mileage and listen to music. I have a mophie external battery pack, and finding an arm band to fit it hasn't been easy. I finally found one, but it has a foam case and my phone overheats and shuts off about mile 3.5. Anyone have something else they use that may be better in the AZ heat - there is no shade where I run, so my phone is constantly exposed to the sun. Thanks much.
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    So glad that you and Aunt Diane are getting to do your half marathon. I think Erin and I are going to do the Woman's Half Marathon in November. I need to get training. If you guys can do, I can too!!!
    1325 days ago
    Good luck solving your "technical difficulties." I went to the Y this afternoon -- and found it CLOSED. All the heavy snow we've had caused a roof collapse. It's always something. Time to do an exercise video at home for me!
    1326 days ago
    Wish I could help. Don't have an I phone and probably couldn't work it if I did. Sounds like you are doing well and I hope you find a way to get the problems solved. You just keep being and inspiration for the rest of us.
    Love it that you are doing HM!
    1326 days ago
  • MARTY728
    Sorry I cannot suggest anything. Have you checked an Apple Store or Apple online or a running store or a reputable online running site?
    1326 days ago
    Sorry I don't have an i-phone!! I know they sell fanny packs for water. My son has one for when he bike rides. The hose goes over his shoulder and he can drink all he wants!! Good luck!!! Moni
    1326 days ago
  • GRANDMA1951
    I do not want excuses about why you can't run very far. So how far did you get? How about putting water along the course before you go out?

    Long runs, long runs, long runs!!! Got to get to it so you need to fix your "problems". If I can be sore after doing 8 miles on the treadmill, you can be sore after running outside. I don't want to suffer alone.

    And, if you lived here, you wouldn't have the problem with your i-phone!!! Only 5 more weeks until FL!!! Can't wait.
    1326 days ago
    I have an arm band that isn't foam, but, for the life of me I can't remember where I bought it. I was having the same problem finding an arm band that my phone would fit into. Good luck with both your problems and much success in your HM! emoticon
    1326 days ago
    Wow - good luck on your half marathon. Sounds like you have more challenges then the typical candidate. Can't offer any suggestions though.
    1326 days ago
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