Thursday, February 17, 2011

I'm Honored

Not sure what I did to deserve this nor am I smart enough to figure out how to put this on the side of my blog but I guess I've got an accolade:

If not for my athletic ability at least I get recognition for my rantings. I'll figure out how to put this on the side of my blog but for now rock on.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

To Be Fair

Because of my extreme disappointment with the Wahoo Fitness receiver in the previous few posts it's only appropriate I follow with the resolution of the matter.

Last week the Wahoo Fitness team sent me a new too via express ship to my house. The moment I connected it I got a signal and it worked like a charm. Apparently as of this writing I'm only the second of all their shipments that received a faulty receiver. Such is life.

After using it a few times I'm very pleased with the ease of use and how simply it integrates with some other pieces of software such as RunKeeper Pro for iPhone. A huge THANK YOU to the Wahoo Fitness team for quickly and professionally resolving the issue I had with the Ant+ receiver I bought. It's a great tool and I look forward to the improvements they'll make along the way.

Now, it's time to get the RunKeeper Pro app up to speed. It's a beautiful tool and does a great job but there's lots of room to grow. For instance, we should be able to train according to our heart rate zones. There should be an option to receive audible feedback when we're outside the specified heart rate zone.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Not Connected, Eh?

It bloody well is connected. Make it right, Wahoo before it starts raining fire and brimstone.


Wahoo Fitness Fisica Fitness Sensor Key

So I jumped in and ordered a Wahoo Fisica Fitness Sensor Key for my iPhone. It just arrived this afternoon and ever since I've been trying to connect it to my iPhone. However, I get these two lovely messages:


Needless to say I'm very grumpy right now.

Week 6 Long Run by jasheldo at Garmin Connect - Details

Untitled by jasheldo at Garmin Connect - Details

Friday, February 4, 2011

Out of Balance

In as much as the resolve was made to make this week (Week 6!) of training the first where I was back on track, I wound up yet again missing more days of training than I would have liked. Something is wrong with the formula of life I'm living right now and up until this morning I couldn't put my finger on it. This morning I decided to sleep in because of all the extra hours of work I've been putting in. Both of my bosses are out on business today and since I'm caught up through the end of the month it was my executive decision to execute a 3/4 work day. The alarm went off at my usual 5:15 but this time instead of hitting snooze, I turned the alarm clock off thinking I'd wake up in 30 or so minutes to turn it off. However, the next time I looked at the clock it was 7:30 and I still felt like a bus had hit me. After taking a few moments to reflect on this, I came to the conclusion that my life is very much out of balance. Work is consuming too much time, I'm staying up too late and waking up too early. That's a formula that does not yield much success, as my training clearly reflects. So, starting this weekend I need to find balance again. It isn't clear where or how to find it but a few things are clear:
  1. I need more sleep.
  2. I need to become more efficient at my work so it becomes a less time consuming portion of my day.
  3. I need to get my personal life on track.
Of those listed, I think the first is the easiest to address. I just need to go to bed earlier. If I can do that and wake up refreshed then getting to the gym at 5:15 will be a non-issue. The third item will just take time. Being in a committed relationship commands very different time management skills than does being a bachelor. As for work, I'm actively working on implementing a new system at work that will make work more efficient for everyone. That day is my personal holy grail. I'm working like crazy to make it happen sooner than anyone is anticipating. Hopefully before too long we'll be up and running with this new system. It's my hope that as soon as I can solve some of these issues that life will get back on track. Here's hoping I'm right and it happens sooner than later.