So I know I’ve talked a little bit over the last few weeks about the Hanukkah 8k, but I don’t want to make it look wholly easy. The truth is that the Hanukkah 8k requires planning. It requires me to to be prepared for a 5-mile walk. In this case, I know that the walk will not be flat. How do you prepare for that? You prepare for it by planning. You prepare for it by training. For me, I’ve been walking 12k steps most days for the last year. That’s approximately 5miles. I feel ready, but I knew that I need to get a little more serious. I used a few useful tools.
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Tools for planning your fitness schedule & tracking your fitness level
The Fitbit Blaze is amazing. I know I’ve talked about it before, but it’s truly my can’t live without fitness tool. I use it for tracking my fitness and hourly activity. My Fitbit reminds me when I’m under 250 steps for the hour. This has been a HUGE help in getting me up and moving especially when I’m unmotivated. It also keeps track of how many floors I’ve climbed. This will be super important for the 8k, because I’ll be walking up a few hills I’m sure. The joy of mountain living!
This is a great way to keep up with whether or not I’m staying hydrated. It has helped me to be MUCH less swollen this pregnancy. I also know it will be important for the 8k because I know it’ll be a great way to remind myself to keep drinking. I go for about 5 bottles worth a day.
She’s fabulous for setting reminders. She’ll remind me to go walking at whatever hour I choose. I usually like a brisk after-dinner walk. It’s cooler during that time right now. What’s up with it still being 80 degrees in November? Seriously!
I’ll mostly use this to let everyone else know about my workout schedule. This is how my husband and I sync our calendars. It’s amazing! He never has to ask when I have a business call. I never have to ask when he’s going to table tennis. I highly recommend using a tool like this to sync with your partner. Right now I also list the times I plan to workout. I also just workout by walking with him when we go downstairs for the evening.
How do you track your fitness level? How do you plan out your routines?