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Friday, June 22, 2012

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!
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    omg! that is exactly what i would have suggested to you had i known. i'm a knitter, it's my thing...aside from annoying Scotty, that is.


    2427 days ago
    I had this bracelet with numbers 1-2 and a slider to help remind me the last time I nursed my baby (when he was a baby) and reused it to keep track of my water. I don't use it anymore - but it was handy! Way to go, and very cute! I'd wear it.
    2428 days ago
  • X5X52000
    emoticon that looks cool!
    2430 days ago
    that's awesome! I lose count of my rows while knitting all the time! My laps I have a better time keeping track of though weird enough. How was the running club this weekend? I was thinking you should run on the line in between 2 lanes just to annoy them!
    2431 days ago
    That's so cute!!
    2431 days ago
    From just looking at the picture, I thought it was actually a cute bracelet! Nice find!
    2431 days ago
  • KURS10B
    I always figure if it works for you, its a great buy. Creative thinking is always good.
    2431 days ago
    Cool! And could be used for swimming too I reckon to count lengths. Nice one.
    2431 days ago
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