Wednesday, 29 August 2012

11th Day Of Raya

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!

62 comments:

  1. omigosh...it's like alien talk to me as I know nesxt to zero about running. Those gadgets really expensive leh. But for serious runner like you it certainy worth it la

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    1. I'm not serious runner lah... just suka2 only but I like numbers. Quite anal (heh) about it too.

      My hubby always said, who prepares for a run with a calculator? I do!
      Mau kira min laps to do, min time per laps to do and all that nonsense. wakaka

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    2. My wife also gila like you in running. I bought her OMRON pedometer and dunno where she hilang that Pedo now. Do you think they are accurate since everyone has got different steps distance?

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    3. Now my wife's racing bike has got its own "pedometer" pula. Silly to count how the tyres run!

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    4. Oh, never mind the run and the gadgets. I don't understand them either (hence the tut-tut sounds).

      Just give full support to gadis when spot her on her runs.

      Run, Lina, run!!

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    5. TM,
      My watch also can use for cycling & swimming. Good right? ;p

      Why silly. Cycle also we need to know how much distance we've covered what! ;)

      Yvonne,
      Ya ya... holler when you see me run and I'll go hug you all in appreciation (and give you some of my sweat!) LOL

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  2. nice..I really envy your enthusiasm..

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    1. If we like doing something, might as well do it right. Right? ;p

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  3. "with all the whistles & bells that comes wit it"?? ahem ahem....no need the doremon ka?

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    1. Itu Doreamon takde whistle! wakaka

      You suka whistle and bells kah Meow? Dlm gambar tak nampar ada bell on collar one. hehehe

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    2. Itu kucing bogel, tarak collar one, kekeke~

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  4. GPS? why need GPS? means you set the place to go and then the watch will tell u turn left and turn right ? That would be cool.

    if only they would invent such gadget for shopper in shopping complex. Now shopping complex is getting bigger and bigger. I get lost easily

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    1. To track route and distance, elevation and all that nonsense la...

      My watch bukan mcm itu car GPS la... wakaka

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    2. LOL @ meow's comment!! She's so naive.

      GPS on the watch to track the runner, in case he/she got lost..... er, like the one in CSI series?? Phone tracking GPS? Now watch tracking GPS? @.@

      Silly me, hah!

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    3. I punya not that canggih lah... cheapo only compared to what some other runners have. Plus I don't do trail running... yet. No need to cari me in case I'm lost. ;p

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  5. wah happy le.. good new gadjets..
    so will use it in Taiping run..

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    1. she have been already using it for her few previous runs lah..

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    2. Hehehe like SK mentioned, I used it already.

      This post also done long time just never published. xD

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    3. This SP just woke up after a long sex??

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    4. SP is very blur, from what I observed.

      1) Ikan pari becomes pangolin.
      2) Taiping pondans becomes Taiping pompuan.
      ... what else?







      The pangolin story is classic :D

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    5. Kekekekeke... Ah Hua also blurr. I think I said pangolin la...

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  6. then maybe can DIY a bit..
    stick some blink blink blink cute stuff on it.. kakakaka ..so that Y & Y sistas can see from far..

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    1. oh yeah, that's a good idea!! stick those bling bling things on the watch lah, then sure can become the focus of all in the run~~ :p

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    2. Then all the bling-bling prevent me to see data on the watch. Defeat the purpose! LOL

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    3. Just wear your bunny ears that stick out! Better still put on 2 long peacock feathers! LOL

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    4. Lina, get ready with the petai costume. I'll easily spot you and cheer for you then ;)

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    5. Petai costume tak siap lagi...

      You think I should take that bunny ears to Taiping ah? Later ramai orang Taiping terkejut! LOL

      Rabbit tail put also sure cute, right? wakaka

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  7. hahaha .. it come out with the sound "tut tut".
    so it seems that you are really pro with timing huh? so when you ahem ahem ahem .. then you will say wah we lasted for 2 hours ady. lets go for 1 more lap.. kakakakaka

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    1. or maybe she is too tired and say, ok, let's set the timer for 15 minutes, once alarm we are done!! wakakakaka~~ :D

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    2. SK .. lmao..
      maybe 10 sec.. or just 10 pumps? kakakaka

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    3. Wah, your kote all can work with timing kah? Want to borrow my watch or not... see kira it pumping hiow many times per session! LMAO!

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    4. Wakakakakakakakakaka!!!! What a bunch of retarded idiots!

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    5. They are so excited to see the performance of kote mamak >.<

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  8. I don't have any digital watch..
    last time I got one but was misplace and now sudah hilang .. sighhh

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    1. errr, i think most of my watch are hand watch lah.. seldom buy digital watch one.. but the current one from Casio got both hand and digital lor..

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    2. I got one seiko then damage .. sigh that is my fav watch....

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    3. Now SP pakai Rolex Oyster in the profile photo!!!

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    4. TM, so far so small you also can tell is Rolex, huh! This SP damn rich.

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    5. He purposely flashed his hand to show off. So lansi la. So I used magnifying glass to see that Rolex jam.

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    6. TM knows how a Rolex Oyster looks like. He must have one in his collection too! ;p

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  9. eih, this watch is nothing new to us already, you have blogged about it before lah remember?? your nearly RM500 new watch mah..

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    1. we are more interested to see another new gadget of yours lah.. show us your SMARTPHONE!! we want to see what you use to spam us~~ :D

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    2. you really don't mind spending a fortune for your gadgets huh?? hehehe.. i never have a watch that is more than RM300..

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    3. My smartphone cheap sajar... malu to blog and get read by iPhone owners! LOL

      SK, you really no watch that cost > RM300 ah? Now watches where got cheap one????

      My husband by watches online some more because watches in Malaysia (Seiko ones lah, the one he likes) all so damn expensive here. Buy in Singapore much much cheaper. @.@

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    4. of course lah, i won't pay more than that lah.. no cheap watches then buy old ones, and those with at least 50% discount..

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    5. lina, where got smartphone cheap one now?

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    6. I have the same old faithful watch following me for almost 10 years. Can't remember the price, but it was a gift from my hubb then ♥

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    7. Lina,

      SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!! SHOW SMARTPHONE!!

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  10. this new watch only one color?? looks so macho only lah, doesn't match with your cute barbie image!! wakakakaka..

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    1. should have get some sweet colors like pink, baby blue.. or maybe like what SP suggested, give it a makeover lah, stick bling bling stuffs on it, sure become focus of everyone!!!

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    2. Barbie pakai soft pink. You ever see me in soft pink. Shocking pink I like la... the one can see from 1km away one! wakaka

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    3. because you are old barbie, that's why from jambu muda you change to jambu kejut!! hahaha~~ :D

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  11. Your gadget cool la! So far I only need to invest in a pair of gloves in the gym. That's for to lift weight. I don't need to wear nice gym attire as well, but I just want to spend, so I also invest in gym attire.

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    1. I remembered I didn't want to wear gloves when working with weights because I didn't want to look like I'm like real only... wakaka

      But my trainer kept on asking me to wear them so I have those. ^^

      When I go to gym, I'm always in some really shabby t-shirt. But hey! Shabby t-shirt or not, last time I went to California Fitness, got a guy always eyeing me tau! And no, I'm not syiok sendiri yeee.... ;p

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  12. The next thing I want to buy for my exercise is a pair of New Balance sport shoes.

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    1. Have fun shopping for the new NB shoes! What model are you planning to get?

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  13. I grinned when I read this post. Lina. Refuses to wear designer bags, but wears fancy running gadgets. Long live jungle women! ^^

    PS: Can I get a gadget that tells me how many times I corrected THE SAME STUDENT making THE SAME MISTAKE in one lesson? :D

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    1. If the gadget can scream louder and louder at the same mistake that student make - that'll be great, eh?

      Maybe you should start talking to some people and invent/patent such gadget. xD

      Designer handbags... sigh. I was marveling at how even the receptionist at my office can tote a Coach bag while I blanched at the thought of paying more than RM200 for a 70% off handbag. @.@

      Zaini kept telling me it's my own choice not to get one. Yeah well... I have different priorities in getting material stuff in my life. *weird*

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  14. Back to running again? After all the feasting and rest, you are ready to hit the road! Yeah!

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    1. Yeah! 21K tomorrow. I hope. :)
      Adidas King of the Road Malaysia is on, next week!

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  15. Hehee, I only managed to use Nike+ apps on my iPhone 4 my mileage n running being measured, kak Lina... itu je yg mampu one, hehe... So far, it is doing justice to my trainings n runnings... cool la, wanna grab one Garmin 910 @ Timex soon b4 my 1st FM... Woot2.. Run Petai Gurl Run!

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