I guess I look stupid wearing two running watches during my run.
Wait! Wait! There's a reason for it.
The Timex watch (the one in black) doesn't count distance. But that watch has plenty other nifty features - lap timing (which I rely on a lot nowadays), pace alerts, hydration alert, interval timer, target time pacer, etc.
The pink Nike+ Sportband on the other hand is a watch I got when I first started doing my runs regularly, which was in July last year. It is a free replacement for the old, faulty one I had earlier. I put it on just for to keep track of the distance I covered because other than that, it's too cumbersome checking on it with its toggle buttons.
Can't afford a GPS watch, be it Timex, Garmin, Suunto or whatever brand there might be out there in the market. I'll buy one when I'm already good at this running thing. An almost RM2,000 running watch and I'm still very much a tortoise? I better run good (and FAST!) to feel entitled to wear them. Maybe when I finally start "training" for a full marathon? We'll see.
Now? I'll just settle wearing both my RM268 Timex watch and RM229 Nike+ Sportband at the same time.
Never mind looking stupid (or macam poyo as my hubby would say) looking at both hands; alternately ye... not at the same time - during my runs. hihihi
Anyway, I seem to be running faster than usual these past two weeks, looking at the total time I take to finish my runs. I think it's not that I actually run faster but because there's no more pit-stops made to the loo during a run! Not stopping for a pee can really save running time! Not wearing anything too tight that you'll need ages to put them back on helps reduce the timing too. heeeee....