It’s a beautiful ring, it tracks your fitness, and helps you to relax, and I want it!

Some of you may have read my post about the Motiv Ring which still hasn’t shipped but is promised to do so soon, (sometime this summer for those of you who are waiting.)

I happen to be one of those people who can be a bit impatient, especially when I’m sporting a hell of a white ring around my wrist from my fitbit!  Mostly though, it’s because I’m a tech lover and an exercise addict and I just love gadgets, especially pretty ones.

So, I did some research on activity tracking rings and I found this one:

ringly

How pretty is this ring? Right?

ringly

It doesn’t track swimming but then neither does my fitbit.  It’s mostly for tracking steps but it also has a feature that helps you to unwind and de-stress.  No, really.  Ringly offers daily guided audio meditation and breathing exercises.   How cool is that?

ringly Now that’s a feature that I could seriously use.

And let’s not forget that it IS an activity tracker, calorie tracker, and it allows you to set your own goals and reminders.

what ringly tracks

If a ring isn’t your style, the company also offers bracelets.  Really cute bracelets.

Ringly producst

And at only $169.00 for the ring, it’s just as affordable as any other fitness tracker on the market, only it’s pretty.  Really pretty.  And I have a birthday coming….

Have you heard about the Ringly?

Would you wear a ring for an activity tracker?

What do you think about the Ringly, too pretty or just right?  I think it’s perfect!

A 37 year running streak cut short by tragedy.

This is Linda J. Evans.

Linda J Evans

I am posting her picture because in all the news reports all I see are pictures of the man who hit and killed her.  Not one picture of the victim.

I heard about this story because my son lives in Columbus and I read the paper there every day.  It’s my way of keeping up with his ‘world’.  When I heard about this tragedy I felt so sad for her family.  And then I read about her and I was devastated.

Linda was a lifelong runner.  She met her husband on the way to the Boston Marathon.  Sharing the same love of running, they eventually married, at a 5K race no doubt.   Linda was a “Legacy” runner, which means she ran every single Columbus Marathon since 1980.  With 67 marathons under her belt, she was training for the 68th (the Columbus Marathon), when she was hit and killed.

The man who hit her got out of his car, looked at the damage, and then drove on to work.  How could he have not known that he struck someone?

The news reports called her an ‘avid runner’.  Avid?  Linda hadn’t missed a day of running in 37 years.  Thirty. Seven.She was also a talented artist and a humanitarian, a mother, a wife, a sister and a daughter.  I would have loved to have met her, she was extraordinary but I will never have the chance.

To help preserve her memory, the family has set up a memorial fund.  It will help to cover the costs of her services and they are hoping to have enough to create a memorial, possibly along one of her favorite running trails.  I think she deserves that.  If you do too, you can donate here.

What’s your longest running streak?

These hips don’t lie, and they don’t move well either…

This morning I went to the sports doctor.  I was pretty sure he was going to tell me how awesome I am that I’ve been walking instead of running and that my hip is getting better by the day.

He didn’t.  He said I have to take a week off from walking or running and then another week off of running.  I also can’t do any squats.  Instead, he wants me to bike and do strength training.  Wonderful, the two things I just love the most.  Obviously, sarcasm.

theif of joy

But, he promised me two things.  He said if I do what he says and follow the instructions to the letter, not only will my hip get better but I will get faster.  Wait, what?  Faster?

im in

 

He also said I need a really good bike, one with toe clips, a nice holder for my water, and a place to hold my iPhone and display the screen, and all the other bells and whistles….okay maybe he didn’t really say all that but he said I should have a good bike.

bike

This will never happen to me, I’m getting a real bike.

I told MacGyver he said to buy me a great bike.  It IS my birthday month anyway so the timing is impeccable.  I might have even said that he told me I needed cute bike clothes.  I can’t be held responsible for what I said, I was in mourning over the loss of running.

things I want, all

Today is National Watermelon day!  I don’t really need a special day to celebrate watermelon, I celebrate it all year long.  I absolutely love it.  It’s very rare in this house that MacGyver actually gets any because I usually eat the entire thing and sometimes in one day.  I’m so not kidding.  My dogs and both birds also love watermelon.

MacGyver told me that it’s not good to eat so much watermelon in one sitting so I searched long and hard to find this article,

Click on the image to read the article

Now, when someone tells you you’re eating too much watermelon, you can show them the article.  You’re welcome!  Now, go eat some watermelon.

Are you a bike rider?

What kind of bike should I look at?