I have been doing our old “around-the-block” dog walking loop each morning with my dog Roxy
We used to walk the dogs every day when the kids were little, in back pack child carriers when they were too small to walk.
As they got older we would take them through the bush reserve along the creek and then back onto the course you see below which I will start doing next week
Now they are both at high school and leave home at 7am so its just me and the dog and my Garmin
Around Xmas I bought myself a Garmin Forerunner 920XT which is a training tool, GPS bike computer and “Smart Watch”
Mine is the Triathalon model – different colour ( not as garish) – subtle black and grey compared to the bright blue and black or red and white
It comes with both a pool and a running/cycling HR monitor
I haven’t spent much time configuring it yet but it seems to work “öut of the box” ok
It is a pretty fancy piece of kit with a Heart Rate monitor that connects to the watch which connects to my phone that connects to the internet and uploads the activity to Garmin’s Connect website which you can manage your activities and then connect with other Garmin users…… Lots of connecting !
Once logged onto the Connect site you then can edit and share the activity with the “community” on the Connect site or Facebook etc
I have chosen to embed the code in my blog so you get a summary and the option to click the link on the image to “View Details” and get all the stats of the session
It also lets you add the gear that you use – another social media marketing concept where you can see what others are using and be inspired to “Keep up with the Jones’s”
Like anyone is going to care about my 10yr old The North Face Hedgehog Gore-Tex XCR shoes and 2007 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR mountain bike.
Anyway I will be posting some more activities and gear reviews soon
Angus and I are doing a night ride at Lake Parramatta tonight – stay tuned