Woo-hoo, I was able to run as planned! The weather was absolutely lovely when I went out. A slight breeze was blowing and there was a beautiful sunset as my backdrop.
My feet didn’t feel so good though. This is the first time that I ran on solid concrete using my Vibrams. As such, the whole run was an exercise in gait adjustment for my body. There was definitely an irregularity in my running pattern the whole time, so I walked when I felt like I needed a break.
As I mentioned earlier, this run was supposed to be a test of the Endomondo Sports Tracker app on my Blackberry. Sadly, this was a major fail. First of all, the Blackberry’s GPS took forever to locate me, so I scrapped that plan early on in my run and just used my watch’s countdown timer instead. And when I retried the app during the end of my run, the GPS worked perfectly that time around! Annoying. So I extended my workout for a couple more minutes to test the app. The timer and the distance tracker worked fine, but when I loaded the map view, all I could see was a two moving dots on a background of white and gray checks. No “map” could be seen at all. And I couldn’t take screen shots of the workout log! The app took forever to upload the workout, too. I got tired of waiting for the whole thing to finish so I canceled the operation in my annoyance. But I guess this is more a function of my data provider than the app itself. I will have to perform a test again to see.
I also used this run as an opportunity to make a short tour of the neighborhood outside the condo. And look what I found in the process–a gym! It’s located about 50 feet from the condo gates. I went inside and took a look at their equipment, and I was ecstatic to see that they had a squat rack. Win. They’re open everyday from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Gym session costs Php 50.00 (approximately $ 1.20 using current exchange rates) if without treadmill use, and Php 60.00 ($ 1.44) if the treadmill is going to be availed. I’m definitely going to pay them a visit.
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