It’s Prime day and FREE SLURPEE day!

Happy 7/11 day or as I like to call it, FREE SLURPEE DAY!  Yes, today is 7/11 and if you go to any 7/11 store today, you get a small slurpee for FREE.

free slurpee

Today is also Amazon Prime Day and if you’ve been thinking about the new Garmin Fenix 3 today may be the day to order one.  It’s 36% off if you have a prime account.  The deals actually started last night and there are some pretty good ones for runners, that’s why I probably won’t get anything done today.

The deals come every single hour!

shopping

 

I did get up this morning and walk five miles in Kapok Park, as always, it was beautiful.

Kapok Park

I’m not a very fast walker.  It takes me around 14 minutes to walk a mile, sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less.  When I walk a lot and I can get it down to around 12 and a half minutes but there is no way in hell I could ever walk as fast as Tom Bosworth.  He walked a 5:31:08 mile at the London Diamond League on July 6th.  And in case you’re wondering, yes, he actually broke the world record!

I watched the video yesterday and when I was walking this morning I thought about speeding up to see how fast I could go but I didn’t, however, there was one point when I looked down at my stats on runkeeper and saw this:

no way

What! WHaaaaaaaaaaaat?  Current pace what?  In my dreams!

That is so not accurate.  I ain’t gonna lie though, it sort of made me feel like Usain Bolt for a hot minute.  So there’s that.

Time’s a wasting, I’ve got some shopping to do.

Are you an Amazon Prime member?  Will you be shopping today?  Will you go out and get a slurpee?

The future of fitness in 2017 for me, and maybe you too.

Happy Friday the 13th!  In case you didn’t know, it’s not actually a full moon, that was last night, but it is Friday the 13th and the full moon is still visible and according to folklore that’s a good luck sign.  Or I just made that up.  Either way, Happy Friday the 13th.

It's Friday

Now, let’s talk fitness!

My first choice for fitness is always running but I also enjoy other types of exercise and the benefits that I derive from it which is why I mix it up with yoga, strength training and weight workouts.  I also, like a lot of people, have the attention span of a gnat and if I don’t change up my routine I get bored and exercise becomes a chore.  This is probably why we’re always looking for the next big thing.  It’s exciting, it’s new and it keeps you interested.

WOD

I think 2017 will be the year of Instagram and Pinterest WOD’s and HIIT Workouts.

We’re a busy society and these are quick workouts that we can do anywhere and everywhere.  We can do them at home or when we’re traveling.  We can even do them at the office.  They’re convenient and quick but effective.

2017 will also be the year that our work clothes and our workout clothes become interchangeable.   Some of you may be thinking that yours already are interchangeable, especially if you already wear yoga pants to the office on a regular basis, but in my experience most of the yoga pants that I own would never be a welcome sight in most offices.   Quite frankly unless I wore a very long sweater over them they would never look professional in a work environment, and even then it would be a stretch.

These pants by Betabrand are amazing. They are my favorite work to work out pants by far.  They have a Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s look to them don’t they?

Betabrand yoga pants

Betabrand has a ton of options and any of them could easily go from the boardroom to the yoga studio, dance class or the gym.  These are going to be my new go to pants for travel in 2017 as well.  They are the most stylish, versatile yoga/work pants I have seen to date.

The biggest thing in fitness for 2017 that I’m looking forward to is also one of the smallest things, the Motiv Ring.

motiv ring

It’s not available until March but you can pre-order it now on the mymotiv.com website.  I cannot wait to have one those rose gold beauties wrapped around my finger.  You can read more about the Motiv ring by visiting their website here .

What do you predict will be in your fitness future in 2017?

Wrapping fitness around our little fingers, literally!

So y’all know that I love my fitbit.  I love my Garmin and I love my Apple watch.  I also love my Lumo run although I still haven’t fully reviewed it for you yet.  (I promise, I’m working on that.)

I just found out, there’s a new kid on the block and it’s the tiniest wearable I’ve seen so far, the absolute tiniest.  I swear.  Really!

The Motiv Ring

And if I do say so myself, it’s PRETTY! Say hello to the Motiv Ring!

 

This is the Motiv ring, available in Rose Gold or Slate Gray and made from an ultralight titanium.   You can pre-order this bad boy right now in 7 different sizes.  It’s set to ship in the spring of 2017.

Motiv ring

From the Mymotiv.com website

But, why would you want this fitness tracker when there are so many others out there?

Well for starters it’s small and it wraps right around your finger not to mention the fact that it tracks the all the pertinents and such like, your steps, calories burned, resting and active heart rates, and your sleep.

what it tracks

The Motiv Ring is also waterproof up to 5 meters!  That’s a bonus for me.  A big bonus.

The ring comes with a USB charger and a keychain charger and according to the manufacturer it can hold a charge for up to 5 days.

chargers

According to the website it takes about 90 minutes for a full charge.

The Motiv ring retails for 199.00 dollars.  I think I might have to pre-order one but I haven’t made a final decision yet.  Right now though I’m leaning toward yes because I think it might be a good fit for me.

I’m curious, what do you think about the Motiv ring.  Would you try it?