Top 8 are Fitblrs. Go figure.
My Garmin Forerunner 210 arrived on Friday and after setting it up, I was able to take it for a test run last night. Everything worked like a champ.
I’m still in sort of a rehab mode and don’t officially start my half-marathon training until June, but I’m slowly easing back into the running.
The hardest part has been trying to slow way down. My long runs on Sunday are supposed to be 2 minutes slower than my race pace, which I want to be about 9:09. That pace would put me at a sub 2-hour half.
That means I need to do my long runs at an 11:09 pace. That’s a lot harder than I thought. I finally got my pace to where it needed to be by the third mile. I’ll get there.
Fitblr Instant Challenge: Sit down!
This is an easy one. I’m pretty sure we all have a wall somewhere near us. Get up out of your chair and find your nearest wall, then sit down on an invisible chair for 30-60 seconds. I went for a full 60 seconds. How long can you go?
Happy Friday, Fitblrs! I saw a post yesterday that said Friday is one of the least active days for more people in terms of working out. Let’s do a little something right now to change that.
Most of us have a chair in or near our offices. If you don’t, try some squats or lunges. If you do have a chair, here’s what I just did - 20 times for each leg. Get off your butt and put its muscles to work!
I did it, did you?
It’s Thursday! One more day until the weekend, but for the first time in four days, I can see the sun, so it’s a glorious day. So, what better way to celebrate than with a 30-second plank?
OK, I’m sure we could all come up with better ways to celebrate, but humor me.
Let’s see how many minutes we Fitblrs can plank in one day! If you can do more than 30 seconds, go for it! Post how long you planked in the comments section and we’ll add them all up. Once you do it, reblog!
EDIT: I did a 1-minute plank
How long did you hold your plank?
Time for another Fitblr Instant Challenge! Something quick that will get you out of your seat and get the blood pumping.
- 20 body-weight squats
- 20 pushups (or 20-second plank)
See? How hard is that? Will you lose 20 pounds in a week? No. Will you burn 1,000 calories? No. But, it gets you off your butt and doing something. And something is better than nothing when it comes to fitness.
So, what are you waiting for? I’ve done them, will you?
Thanks for the input, Fitblrs! I ended up going with the 210. It came down to simplicity. It’s my first GPS watch with HRM, so I didn’t want get overwhelmed with menus and superfluous data that I won’t use.
I decided to go with the Garmin Forerunner 210. It’s been around for a few years and seems to be a solid, entry-level GPS watch with HRM. I gave serious consideration to the 410, but opted for this model because of the buttons, rather than the touch-screen.
Should be here next week. Normally I’d go through Amazon.com and it’d be here in two days, but I have a gift card for Dick’s Sporting Goods, so I used it there. What disaster that was. How do they stay in business?
For starters, they don’t carry the 210, 410 or 305 in stock. The only Garmin they have is the 10. What? Secondly, to get the free shipping, I have to order in the store.
Both Amazon and DSG sell the Garmin 210 for $249.99, but Amazon doesn’t have to charge sales tax (for the time being). DSG does have to apply sales tax, which where I live is another $12.50. Amazon can ship the item to me in two days thanks to my Prime membership. DSG won’t ship until May 10 at the earliest and then it’ll take about five business days.
Traditional brick and mortar stores need to get with the times if they want to stay in business. Even when Amazon has to start charging sales tax, I’ll still order from them because most of the time, I can get the item in two days. So, if that’s the only difference, why wouldn’t you choose Amazon?
Normally I would have gone with Amazon, but I had an awesome gift card from my Tumblr Buddy that I’ve been waiting to use!