Jump Start


Happy Labor Day weekend peeps!

I decided to get a jump start on my challenge this evening. I gave it a test “run” if you will. I think it went pretty well. As you can see from Nike+ Run app picture above, it is about 1.12 miles from my door, to the park, three times around, and back to my door.

I’m testing out a few apps to track my miles over the course of the challenge, including the aforementioned Nike+ Run, MapMyRun and Runtastic. I think my fave so far is RunKeeper. It allows me to add my own goal, namely my 30 miles in 30 days challenge. My run tracker, in combination with my Fitbit tracking my overall steps, floors, calories, and distance for the day, should give a pretty accurate view of how I’m doing throughout my challenge. 

Even though taking on a new challenge can be exciting enough, I think I need a few things to enhance my experience, such as:

  1. New walking/running shoes (I hope to earn/deserve/need these by sticking with my challenge)
  2. A new sports bra (for obvious reasons)
  3. A reflector or vest if I decide to go early or after sundown
  4. An armband for my phone
  5. New workout pants and shirt

I think this is a short, doable, non-flashy list. Maybe even basics to some but as someone who hasn’t committed to this kind of routine before, I think it’s fair I have some things I need to get off to the right start. 

If you can’t tell, I’m a little excited. Again, and as always, wish me luck!