So it's been just a tad over a week since the New Year began and I'm doing alright on my challenge for the year (2,018 miles in 2018!). I've been doing more walking than running thanks to a wicked case of plantar fasciitis in my left foot, but that's okay because at least I'm doing some sort of movement and not stopping.
I gave the Apple Watch a fair shot and while it was all-around convenient, it just wasn't what I wanted or needed when it came to my fitness goals. I needed something a little more cohesive and integrative, so the Fitbit Ionic was the choice for me. It marries the features I liked from the Apple Watch with the functionality of the Fitbit. It's amazing and I love it so far! And, to boot, the battery lasts 4x longer on the Fitbit Ionic than it does on the Apple Watch. Score!
Along with the Fitbit, I also grabbed the Milestone Footpod:
The Milestone Footpod clips to your shoe and gives you running analytics - such as cadence, stride, pace, gait, etc. Everything is accessible in the app for easy evaluation. I got it for when I'm stuck running on the treadmill, as it differentiates and is able to help you improve even your indoor running.
I'm hoping with some of these tools that I can really up my running game this year. It's my goal to be ready for a half marathon by 2019 and at least make some sort of progress with my weight. I'm working on eating better and being a bit more intuitive when it comes to when I'm actually hungry or just stressed/bored.
Current solo mileage as of 1/9/18: 23 miles
Current team mileage as of 1/9/18: 32.56 miles