Phone App Vs Watch
August 23, 2012
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First off, thanks to all of my great friends that commented on my race dilemma. Still not exactly sure what I will wear. Hopefully, I will figure it out by September 15 or I may not be wearing anything (ewww!).
I guess my title is an Applications Developer. That means I sit on my keester and peck away on a computer all day. You would think being a computer programmer that I would be a tech geek. I am far from that. Actually I am anti-technology. I wish we could all go back in time before we had all of these things that made our lives “easier”. That isn’t the point here. This is me at work:
It’s kind of hard to see but, this is me in my cubicle looking at two monitors (actually I stare out the window). Can you see the little mirror? I like seeing who is walking up behind me so I put a small mirror between the monitors. I also, wear headphones all day. Sometimes with music or sports radio and other times nothing at all. It’s just a way to detour people from trying to have a conversation with me. After writing this, I am realizing I am not a geek I am just plain weird. The picture shows some tweets that just happened to pop in at the same time I took the picture. I guess that brings me around to what I was going to talk about.
I like twitter. I don’t post much. I am a huge football (American) fan so, I follow mostly news people that are tend to talk about football or sports. Now back to my easing into technology. I found out my phone app called CardioTrainer if linked to my twitter will tweet the results of my run. Here it is from this morning:
@kwasson123: just ran 6.5 mi in 50 mins 13 secs on 8/23/12 at 4:16 AM #cardiotrainer
WOW…technology. I am trying. Feel free to follow me @kwasson123.
I am not good at tweeting because I am too long winded or worded (see this post). The main purpose of this post is to ask for some help. Another new (at least to me) piece of technology is a watch that is linked up to a heart rate band thingy. So, after my run this AM, the CardioTrainer logged me at burning 720 Calories but, my watch said 354 Kcal. I am kind of dumb so, I need help from all of you smart people. Which one is right? Here is a little more info about me to help you help me. I am 40 years old and 143 pounds. During my run my heart was beating on average 160 beats per minute (says my watch). I ran for 50 minutes. How many calories did I burn? Should I go with my watch or with the CardioTrainer?
P.S. I hope my Florida readers are safe and ready for anything that Isaac may bring.