I had originally planned on starting to run again this weekend, but the weather was pretty crummy in Lincoln so we put it off. The more I kept thinking about it, the more I have been getting excited about getting back into running. The weather is slowing going to start improving and the days are starting to get longer, making it much easier to run outside. Plus, the Lincoln marathon is less than two months away so its time to get back on track. I am looking forward to the Lincoln marathon and maybe hoping to improve my time a little farther. Ideally, I would like to break the 3:30 mark and I think I could do it here. We will see how the training goes and maybe shedding another few pounds might help.
Yesterday, I went and ran on the treadmill for a 3 miler and I was shocked that I had intense knee pain. At first I was not going to be able to make a mile but held on for the remaining two miles. The knee pain went away and I have no idea where it came from or where it went but I am glad its gone. Today, it was cold and there was an intense wind blowing through. Thank god for windproof underwear. One of the cool things about todays run is that I got to try out some of the new apps for my new phone. I recently bought Lindsey and I some HTC Hero phones and have been exciting about all the apps availiable for the phone. I know there are a ton of running related apps for the iPhone but was not sure what was available for Android. I found an app called jogtracker and took it for a spin around Como Lake. The app easily tracked my distance and recorded my time. I do wish the app had more with keeping track of workouts (calories, etc). The other cool app that I had is an online music player called AOnline radio which will allow me to play two of my favorite stations Boot Liquor Radio from Soma.FM and KEXP.
Do you have any favorite running apps?
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