I mentioned in a recent post that I’m excited to be crushing one of my biggest fitness goals ever on January 11–less than two weeks into 2015. I’ve seen a few health and wellness brands call December “the new January,” but I’ve been training to run this marathon for months. While I didn’t know it at the time, my training started in late July. When I registered for Walt Disney World after my half marathon in October, I was already halfway to my goal. Running 26.2 miles for the first time will only begin a year of racing for me. I plan to run at least two half marathons and another full marathon in 2015. I’ll likely be adding a few more half marathons to the schedule. Thirteen months ago, I didn’t consider myself a runner. I’ve learned not to define myself using the word “not.”
It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for fitness gadgets. This bright green TomTom Runner Cardio has become my new training buddy. I used to carry my iPhone in my hand to use a tracking app on every single run. The Runner Cardio has given me more freedom of movement, and it tracks much more than an app can. Aside from tracking metrics like calories burned, distance, pace, and time, the Runner Cardio also offers an accurate heart rate monitor directly on your wrist. The watch includes programming for heart rate zones, interval training, and racing yourself that can be used for running, biking, swimming, and other sports. It uses vibration notifications and syncs with a mobile app. You know it’s a great watch when a fitness magazine is saying, “This is the best damn fitness watch. Ever.” It’s bright. It’s comfortable. And it’s going to help me crush my race calendar in 2015.
What are your big fitness goals for 2015? Training for an obstacle course race? Working toward a PR in the weight room? Trying out triathlons? I’m giving away a Runner Cardio, along with coupons for food, activewear, and a water bottle, to help you crush your goals. Enter below for a chance to win.
NOTE: TomTom sponsored this post. All opinions are my own.