Monday, April 7, 2008

...But I WANT it!

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.

7 comments:

Dawn said...

THAT is cool!! I have a heart rate monitor but that watch is just a couple of steps above...Does Becca know about it=)???

Krista said...

I think becks is more concerned about the calorie/heart rate end of the spectrum.

mom said...

I'm not that into RUNNING, fast walks YA but I do prefer outside to the gym for that kind of activity. I just get plain bored in the gym so I don't go as far. And it would be nice to see how far you actually go. I'd say the watch thing definitely

Gary said...

I have a handheld GPS unit, so not only can it tell you how fast you're running and how far you've gone, it'll help you find your way back when you get lost...

Krista said...

It's not like I am running around in the forest, Gary. It's hardly likely I'd get lost running around the city.

Jenie said...

That watch is awesome. If I ever take up any form of regular exercise I might be able to convince myself I need one.

Bultsma Family said...

Oh Oh Oh! I haven't been over here in a while. I want I want I want. Ebay, here I come. If only I could justify it.....sob*.