Tuesday, December 28, 2010

First GPS Walk!

We are back from a walk around the neighborhood to try out my new gadget. It's got all sorts of features, some that I have yet to figure out. I love having the heart rate monitor, though it is a little uncomfortable whilst wearing a heavy duty sports bra. I suppose I'll get used to it.

The statistics geek in me had lots of fun reading the data from the first walk, have a look...

Saddlebrook Inaugural GPS Walk by therealandra at Garmin Connect - Details

If you click the "view details" or on the above link there are more charts and graphs, wheeee!

It's going to be fun to watch our progress while training for the charity walk, I'd like to be able to do 6 miles in under 2 hours.

It says I burned 610 calories (based on age, weight, heart rate, speed and distance) and though I'm not sure the accuracy of the reading, it's pretty good considering we're off for a night out with Donna and Jeff. We're trying a new restaurant called Local Three, they have crispy Brussels and a cocktail with bourbon and house made ginger ale. Squee!

Time for a big glass of water, a light snack and a long hot shower. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!


  1. That is so cool! Maybe one of these things would encourage me to go down all those dead end streets around here - I seem to think my walk has to get me 'somewhere' and avoid cul de sacs as it's like doubling back for no gain. Well, should be a burn I guess! Hope the cocktails were good :)

  2. Hi Andra,

    I'm really interested in the device you're using. Which Garmin model is it?

  3. NewMe, it's the Garmin Forerunner 110, ladies model. :)

  4. Hi...I read you blog and love it....I'm thinking about getting the Garmin and darn if you didn't get one too. So now I think I'll get one....glad to hear you like it....seems easy enough to use. :) Melva