Motiv Customer service, Christie Brinkley and other things that are awesome.

First of all, a big thank you to the most awesome customer service that is Motiv!  They absolutely rock and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

As you may know I was having some issues with my ring and I contacted them and they were on top of it right away.  They are not only sending me a new ring but they offered to call and explain the issues so I would understand what was going on.  No need Motiv, the fact that your customer service is so great and the product has features that I do love, I’m a happy camper and can’t wait to receive the new ring.  Once I do, I’ll be giving it a full review but your customer service team deserves a trip to Hawaii because they’re the best!

Customer service

What is wrong with some of these internet trolls?  Someone actually said Christie Brinkley looked old.  Like, OLD.  Why not think of something else to call her, like attractive or smart or inspiring?  Nope you had to go and say she’s looking old.  Of course then they said but still pretty.  Really?

It’s okay though because Christie had the best comeback ever, she compared herself to wine!

Christie Brinkley

I love her.  And trolls, if all you have in you is a backhanded compliment you may want to search your soul for some real substance.  That is all.

Kudos to the Detroit Free Press who every week highlights a runner from their marathon.

highlight runnerAnd these aren’t elite runners, these are just every day ordinary runners like you and me.  How cool is that?

And before I go I just wanted to pat myself on the back a little bit.  I’m taking a little break from running for a week or two but I’m still walking occasionally and this week, I also did yoga, did some weight training and rode my bike and even when I start running again, this time, I’ll continue all of those things.

Hope y’all have a fabulous weekend!  Got any plans?

My motiv ring is no longer motivating

I expect my technology to go wonky over time but let’s get real, by over time, I mean a long time, like at least a year or longer.  I love Garmin and I’ve owned 3 Garmin watches, two of which I still have.  I use them a lot so when after a year or a year and a half when they don’t stay charged as long or they occasionally don’t track a run, I get it.

I can say the same about fitbits.  I owned two fitbit HR’s and I loved them.  I wore them every day and they tracked my workouts fine but after a year or so the bands became torn and they would occasionally stop tracking and lose battery life quickly.  Both Garmin and fitbit are great with warranties and returns so I never had a problem.

Since October of last year I’ve been using the Motiv ring.  At 199 dollars I expected big things.  Overall I’ve been fairly happy with the ring and the company has continued to improve the app to include additional features and enhancements.  The only problem I had up until recently was the battery life.  My ring stopped holding a charge for longer than a day after only 5 months.

The great thing that I can say about Motiv is they handle their customer service issues and they did send me another ring about a week or so after I sent mine back.  The problem is, it still doesn’t hold a charge.  I mean, it holds a charge for around 2 days now but that’s all.  I was prepared to live with that until recently when it didn’t track my run and then once more it happened and I realized that it only happened when I didn’t sync it before going out to run.

Lastly, I have to twist it to sync it and lately it takes a really long time before it syncs and I find that extremely annoying.  I realize I may just have a defective ring and so I’ve contacted support again.  I’m mentioning it here because I believe in being 100% honest in my reviews.  I searched online to see if anyone else was having similar issues and I really didn’t find much so I’m hoping it’s just me but I am having issues.

And that brings me to another point.  I miss the fitbit community.  I also love the Garmin connect community but it’s nice to have that connection with other fitbit users.  I was so disappointed when my sister in law sent me a request to join her fitbit community after she got a new fitbit for Christmas and then I realized, I wasn’t using mine anymore.  I also miss having the time on my wrist at all times and not having to look at my phone.

I also have an apple watch that the kid gifted me last year when he got a new one and I do like it too but it’s a bit heavy to run with and I’m constantly worried that it will get damaged.  Apple watches are hella expensive so I usually only wear it for the ability to use it instead of my phone in certain situations.  And because it’s cool.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not giving up completely on the Motiv ring but I am thinking of entertaining a new device.  It’s one thing to have a single issue with something but repeated issues or multiple ones are not okay.  And I really don’t like having to twist to sync it.  I was okay with it in the beginning but sometimes it takes a while to connect and I’m super impatient so that’s probably just my issue.

I have contacted the Motiv support department again and we’ll see what they have to say but since I haven’t seen anything about it online, I’m curious if anyone else has had any issues or if it’s just me.

What do use as a fitness tracker?

How long have you been using it?

Have you tried others?

Are you happy with what you’re using currently?

WTF Wednesday, Yoga not Doga

So, this time around I’m getting serious.  No, really.   I’m on a new diet which I’ll share with you guys at another time.  It’s supposed to be geared toward people with autoimmune issues so we’ll see how it works.  The most important thing is that I have to break my sugar habit.

addicted to sugar

As for running, I’m taking some time off but instead of sitting around or doing some half assed strength training, I’m going all out with strength and yoga.  I started yoga this morning.  I love using youtube for my yoga classes because there are tons of videos which cater to runners and I can pick from a huge variety.  And if I don’t like one, I skip to the next.  Easy peasy….except it wasn’t

Apparently, my dogs, who could care less about what I do for 8 hours straight after their morning walk, care very much about yoga.  I know this because exactly 30 seconds into my first pose they were both on top of me.

It is very hard to get into lizard pose when you have one dog licking your face and another standing on your back.  I might have to rethink this whole yoga at home thing.

At least I’m not alone.  You really have to make it to the 2:20 mark, you’ll thank me.

Do you workout at home?
Do your pets try to work out with you (and by work out I mean lick your face like you just ate a steak?)