A lot of people, when running/walking/jogging like to know their heart rate and calories burned. I personally could care less. I mean, I KNOW I am burning calories - I'm being active, therefore, calories burned. I don't care how many. My heart rate? Whatever. My heart's pumping, I'm breathing - it all must still be good. However, I am fanatical about knowing how far I have gone and at what speed I am doing it at. Hence the reason I prefer running on the treadmill, it takes care of those pesky little task very handily. However, I discovered yesterday I love running outside. It actually makes me feel better than when I am plodding along on the treadmill at the gym. Fresh air and all I suppose.
Today I found a nice little piece of equipment I am now Jonesing to have - if I am going to start out on this epic outdoor journey. The GPS transceiver in this cool little device calculates speed and distance data. Now to figure out how to come up with $150. *sigh* OH! Mother's Day. Hmmm ... I am so divided. Guilt Jerry into a Spa retreat or this little gem. The device would be used almost daily. The Spa ... just a little luxury I yearn for. Decisions, decisions.