Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Jacked Up GPS

I hate my phone.  Not really, but the GPS is all messed up and has been for a while.  It's virtually useless when trying to map out a run.  No, not virtually useless, completely useless! So right now, I'm downloading the latest software for it in hopes that it will clear it up. But I am not optomistic!  >=(

So I took last night off, and I had a cupcake.  There is a woman named Tiffany in my women's group, and she is a cupcake goddess!  She brought these wonderful strawberry-filled cupcakes with homemade buttercream icing with silver glitter sprinkles.  We were quite sparkly last night. Every once in a while, you would catch a sparkle on someone's face-proof that we defiled a cupcake.  Yum!  As soon as I found out that she was bringing them, I logged it into MyFitnessPal to accomdoate the calories!  And it was worth it!

So today, I worked it off.  After putting the little one to sleep, and falling alseep myself, I took off to the rec center.  I had ready on Yahoo today that it is more effective to do your cardio after weights, so I tried that out tonight.  I started with a 7-minute warm up on the bike, and I managed to ride 1.5 miles.  I grabbed my weights and started the circuit training exercises and then did a couple of the arm machines.  While I was on the arm machines, I watched this woman working out with a kettle ball.  She was doing all kinds of stuff with it.  I'll have to look up some information on those exercises and what they target, because she looked like she was getting some great ab work out of it.

I put on the Garmin, and went for the treadmill.  The GPS also does not work in the building, but I wanted it to monitor my heartrate.  I set the timer for 30 minutes and the pace at 4.0.  I wanted to aim for a mile at that pace before I turned it down.  It took me about 11 minutes to really feel like I was in a good groove.  Before that I felt kind of clumsy, like I was moving all over the treadmill.  I managed the first mile at 4.0 and then kept going.  Around minute 20, I started feeling really good; but I was getting tired.  But the feeling really good part won out, and I heard a voice tell me to push and that I could finish the 2 miles.  So I kept going.  I tend to look down when I run, which leaves me focusing on the panel.  When I got to the last 1/4 of a mile, I upped the speed to 4.3.  Luckily, the song playing was Where the Streets Have No Name by U2.  Kind of fitting lyrics.

I want to run
I want to hide
I want to tear down the walls
that hold me inside

There is also a line, I wanna feel sunlight on my face.  After the treadmill run tongiht, I confirmed that I would rather run outside, which is very unlike me.  I must already be tearing down some of those walls. =) 

The software is now installing onto my phone, and I pray that the jacked up GPS won't be jacked up anymore.  If not, I'll be making a trip to the Apple store to see if the geniuses can fix it.  Like I have time; I'd rather be working out.

1 comment:

  1. Kettle bells are a great core work out and you get some upper body work too. I like them a lot. My latest Shape magazine has some exercises in it.

    you can use a garmin instead of your phone. :)

    Love your dedication!!