Gaming Fit: Kinect Adventures!

I figured that since I was going to start trying out various fitness games and I own a Kinect, I should begin with the game that comes bundled with the all seeing eye of Sauron: Kinect Adventures! This isn’t strictly a fitness game, but since it uses the Kinect to track full body motion while …

500 miles: The Long Haul

Obviously, I stopped doing the update every time I run. Perhaps one day when I’m running larger distances I will return to that, but having me tick off one mile at a time a few times a week is laborious. Mostly because I run out of things to say. Plus, there were a lot of …

500 miles: 17 Again

I actually ran this 17 minute mile on Tuesday. And then I forgot to update the site. And then on Wednesday I didn’t go to the gym because the Wife and I decided to take Wednesday off and go to the gym together one day on the weekend. And then this morning I went swimming …

500 miles: 17 minutes

It isn’t that I’m trying to push myself. I’m not, not yet anyway. But while running this morning I discovered that I can’t really tell the difference between running at 4 miles per hour and running at 4.5 miles per hour. I’m sure there is a difference. The main one being that you are running …

500 miles: Two for Tuesday

I had not intended to maintain the 18 minute mile. My new headphones arrived on Friday. The old ear buds always caused me pain, but recently at work for iOS development we got an iPod Touch which came with earPods. I’ve been using them and found them to be quite comfortable. So, breaking a vow …

500 miles: The 18 Minute Mile

For the third day in a row, I shaved another minute off my mile. Eighteen minutes. But, I think I may have reached my limit for the moment. Getting that was a very hard push and wiped me out. So, I’ll probably be floating between eighteen and nineteen for a while until I get more …

500 miles: Another Mile

I’ve debated if I should update every day about my progress. In the future I may skip days, but now I think it is important to do the update every day I make progress as an incentive for making progress. So until I feel I don’t need the motivation, you get an update every time …

500 miles: The First Step

I’ve been running the Peachtree Road Race, a 5k in Atlanta, for several years now. Well, “running” would be exaggerating. I walk it. A 5k, if you didn’t know is roughly 6.2 miles, and my walking it takes about an hour an fifty minutes – give or take. I have wanted to improve that ever …