Despite all this talk about goals and the New Year, running hasn’t been at the top of my list. I have a lot going on, and running’s often the first thing to slide (not to mention I’m a fair-weather runner and despise treadmills:) ).
Yesterday I ran across another reason to love Nike+. I decided to end my 3-month running hiatus and start incorporate running into my workout routine again. My first run was slow, but it felt great!
Of course, I took my trusty iPod Nano and logged my run with the Nike+ system. I returned from the run and immediately plugged my iPod into my computer so I could let all my Facebook and Twitter friends see what I’d done. Then I went to the Nike+ website to review my run.
I didn’t expect what I saw: there was a screen congratulating me on great 2009! It had a list of my accomplishments and stats:
- I ran a total of 173 miles
- I burned 12,834 calories
- My average pace was 8:43/mi
- Most of my runs were ‘Awesome’
- I ran the most on Mondays
- I usually ran in the mornings
How cool is that? Share on Facebook? Why yes, yes I will! I would’ve never known these accomplishments if I hadn’t had Nike+.
My new motivation? I have to beat my 2009 numbers!