and I'm talking about gadgets and not about Raya. Gadgets. My running gadgets... the one I slap on my wrist.
I've never been particularly totally hi-tech about my running gadgets all these while.
When I first stepped out and did my running outdoors for my so-called training, after I did my very first 10K run in Sep 2011, I did the distance calculation with a dinky pedometer (Daiso bought for RM5!). Plus I asked hubby to drive around my running routes and I checked the car's odometer for its distance.
Then it was this Nike+ Sportband.
It lasted about 6 months before it went wonky when it stopped syncing to my compter and can't seem to upload my runs and can't charge either. Sucks. It was still under warranty so I got it replaced
In between getting this new replacement, I got a Timex running watch too. A cheapo one that cost me RM268.00
The Timex is great to check lap timing and such so it's good for those times I did speed intervals and stuff but it can't calculate distance. It was troublesome to check pacing & timing with the Nike+ Sportband (also it's hard to do check your interval training timing with the Sportband) so since Jan this year, I resorted to wearing both of them! One for distance and one for timing. On different hands lah. kekeke I don't care if I look weird. Function over style.
The replacement also lasted almost as long as the old one though. Cannot upload anymore. None of my computers seemed to be able to read any data from it! Sheesh!
I have this lofty goal of doing 42.195km next year and training properly for it should start soon so I guess getting a GPS watch, with all the whistles & bells that comes with it, is inevitable for me. Later this new watch can "tut tut" - as Yvonne would say... ahahah - all kinds of reminders and alerts for me so I can do my training runs properly. But damn, the watch is big! It looks big even on Zaini's hand!