Tag: fitness

Virtual Running

Anyone who follows the blog will know that I am desperate to be able to run a 5k without stopping … why?!  I’m not really sure, just feel like that is a great physical challenge and one that I could achieve over time. I am kinda stubborn and bloody minded and am determined not to let fibromyalgia dictate what I can and can’t do.

I have tried all sorts of ways to get that 5k including the Couch to 5K programs, but until recently, I was really struggling. The aim seemed like a never ending battle.

It’s well known, that having a running buddy helps to motivate and push you to achieve personal bests, but I don’t really have anyone locally I could run with, and those I do know who run, would run circles around me. That wouldn’t be motivational, it would just be demoralising. So what’s the answer?

Well, I recently discovered virtual running and I am officially hooked! Even my daughter has got involved!

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4 Things I Love About My Fitbit


I bought a Fitbit Charge HR last year and it was one of the best purchases I have ever made. I had been using apps on my phone to track activity and record sleep in a bid to feel better about the amount of exercise I was doing and find out how much sleep I was achieving each night. It wasn’t until I got the Fitbit that I started to recognise the patterns between flares and exercise, the quantity of movement I was doing in relation to how tired I felt, and the number of hours sleep I was actually getting.

I have found the Fitbit incredibly useful for learning more about my body, my capabilities and how exercise and sleep quality affects me and my Fibromyalgia. So much so that I actually am quite obsessed with monitoring what I am doing and hate to leave the house without my Fitbit on my wrist.

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