Well after a very un-eventful afternoon, Mick, Snotface and myself decided to go for a bit of a ride this afternoon. I have to say, that Mick is the most supportive person I have ever known. He quietly let’s me go about and do what I do. If I put weight on, he doesn’t say anything, when I complain about gaining weight, he quietly listens. But when I want to exercise (like going for a bike ride, or a walk etc) and I don’t want to go by myself, he’s right there next to me, making sure that my tyres are pumped up nicely, and that I have enough water in my water bottle, and then planning a route for us to take. I’d truly be lost without him.
But seriously, that wasn’t the point of this post. The point is, we went for a bike ride this evening when Mick got home from work. 51 minutes of hellish torture. I used to be good at this bike riding lark. But it’s been so long since I’ve done it, and I’m so seriously unfit that I just wanted it to end. But yay I managed to last our entire trip. I was hoping for an hour, but the route didn’t take us quite that long so we were home in under an hour. But I still managed to burn 519 calories.
Quick question for anyone out there willing to answer though. I had my iPod with me, with RunKeeper going and the GPS was (supposedly) on, though it wouldn’t calculate our distance at all. Does anyone know how to fix this issue? I really don’t want to have to come home all the time and plot my maps on RunKeeper when I can load it up automatically. That takes valuable blogging time away from me – hence the very weak and boring post tonight, I’m knackered.
Update on kilometre challenge: up to 66 likes, and the post is still open for likes for about another 14 hours. Holy hell I’m going to be busy. (And with tonight’s bike ride I only have 61km left to fulfill.)
AmandaJanuary 6, 2012 at 1:01 am
Marvellous! Apart from inspirational, love the writing style and thoroughly enjoyed browsing a few of your posts – think I’ve just found the best excuse not to exercise … I just HAVE to read a few more posts??? Just kidding. Sounds like you’re totally focussed and 2012 Round 1 is going to be the start of a fantastic year for you. See you on the forums and, of course, I’ll be popping in here, too! Hey! Another 6 km cycle and you’ll already have knocked the ’12’ off the 2012. Excellent!
GeorgieJanuary 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm
Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment! It’s only in it’s early stages and I really should have started it when I started with 12WBT two rounds ago!
Your blog is great and I can’t wait to read some more and follow your progress!
I have had problems with Runkeeper before but moreso on my Android phone. My only suggestion is to perhaps check if there are any updates for it on the App Store. Maybe re-installing it may also help. The other thing I have noticed with mine is that sometimes it takes a few goes at the beginning to get the GPS to lock in. If I make sure that the GPS locks in before I start then I usually have no problems.
Good luck and I will no doubt catch up with you again soon!