|My first 5K time. Before Nike+|
I started using the Nike+ sensor in 2008 after a friend gave it to me as a birthday gift. A few days ago, after syncing my run on Nike I received a video notifying me that I have logged 500 miles using Nike+. I consider myself a competitive person and I have fallen in love with the ability to sync my runs and login to the website to SEE my results. I get a thrill out of joining challenges, setting goals, and using the Nike coach program to train. Seeing my results posted keeps me motivated and is a little internal reward to myself even if no one else is particularly interested.
The Boston Marathon is tomorrow and we are planning to be at the starting line in Hopkinton, Massachusetts to cheer on the runners. Despite the fact that I am not a marathoner, I am inspired by the dedication and sacrifice these runners have given to their passion. This year as I am attempting to become a new england runner, I am learning what it takes to be a true runner - to follow a schedule, put in the miles, and to face the hills.
|River Road ~ Piscataquog River|