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1 Year, 12 Days - My New App, the RunKeeper


Saturday, April 12, 2014

I just recently downloaded the free app, RunKeeper. I LOVE it! It maps out your distance, minutes, calories burned, and elevation. I have mine to speak to me every quarter mile. When the female voice comes on, it says something like this: 0.25 miles in 4.08 seconds. At this pace you are doing 16.32 minutes per mile.

I am doing a free training app to get me into shape for a 5K run. I did my 3rd training objective this windy 65 degree morning. First, I took my inhaler (a must!) and walked the puppy so that the inhaler can work. I walked .67 miles. Then puppy went home and I started my training objective of 1.5 miles. I ended up doing 3.12 miles in 50.18 minutes, which is just slightly more than 16 minute miles. I burned 357 calories and my elevation was 108 feet. It even had a cool map of my route! So cool!

Then I came home to cool down in the backyard with my "overly excited to see me" puppy and I noticed that the large rock I have placed on the gated wooden fence was pulled away, leaving a nice gap. I opened the garage and came around the house to put the rock back against the gate and sure enough, my puppy was at the side of the house. He saw me...I saw him...and off he went like a little bat out of hell!

I chased that puppy into neighbors' backyards while calling my husband to help me. Then my husband came out and came up with a brilliant idea...make the puppy chase us! So we ran away from him and sure enough, the puppy chased us all the way to our back yard and we slammed the gate shut! Whew!!!

I must have been sprinting a good quarter mile!

Well, the weather is definitely Spring-like and I am getting so motivated to get back into my last year's routine and start losing the weight! I gained 8 pounds between January and April, not too bad... and I want to get that off and start losing once again from where I left off in January.

Well, time for a shower!

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