Fitness Fun

I've been running lately. I used to deny being a runner.

I hated running.

Running was boring.

It also hurt to breathe. And my legs. Oi!

Now that I've been running for a couple of months regularly, breathing is easier. My legs still hurt, but it might have more to do with pushing myself -- I ran 10.59 miles last weekend. I have never run that far in my life.

One of the things I've been doing to track my progress is running for certain goals.

Originally it was 5k in 30 minutes.

Then I got greedy, 5k in a faster time.

I plateaued. I wanted to lose more weight, so I started running 5k/10k alternating days. That was hard, but I was doing well.

Finally, I decided to run 1Kcal runs at a time.

How do you do that? How do you track that? I use my Microsoft Band2.

Here's how I configured it to make this easy, walking through the Microsoft Health App on my iPhone:

First the basic home screen:

Select Manage Tiles and it takes you to the next screen:

Scroll down to the tile (activity) you want to modify, in my case Running:

If you click the pencil icon, you can customize the tile. Here's what shows up when I customize my Running tile:

Scrolling down we can see all six possible metrics that can be shown:

Once you make the modifications, you hit the checkbox and sync your band and then it will display the information you asked for.

That's it.

Today I'm going to try it on the Workout tile, which is also configurable this way.