Some years ago I trained for and ran a few ultra marathons. An ultra marathon is anything longer than a normal 26.2 mile marathon. They are typically run on trails, which I much prefer to street running. Trail running is much quieter and I find it relaxing, challenging and freeing for the mind. When you get into the zone it feels like you can go forever; humans were built to run. I was never fast, but, I did build up my endurance for 50+ miles. For whatever reason, I stopped training and running. I miss it. Not just my body (which definitely does), but, more so my mind needs it.
Yesterday morning and this morning I went for a short jog, just a two-mile loop. I have a lot of weight to drop and need time to get my fitness level back up before following a training plan. In addition to my return to running I’ve been using the Lose It! app by FitNow, Inc. to track my calories for the last week. Using the app has shown me that I need to make some pretty big changes in my eating habits 😉
Since I’m a techie, I previously ran with a Garmin Forerunner 610 watch (GPS) and a 4th generation iPod Shuffle (for audio books). This time I’ll experiment with an Apple Watch Series 2 and Apple AirPods. I’m guessing the purpose-built Garmin watches are still better than the Watch, but, I’ll give it a go and for the next few months it should be fine until I can increase my endurance. AirPods are great (no tangled wires), but, the battery simply won’t last during a long run (they do charge quickly in the case though).
I can’t believe how large the Forerunner 205 is!
Garmin Forerunner 205, Garmin Forerunner 610, Apple Watch Series 2