Running and Town Run Trail + Ft Ben + Garmin Forerunner 310XT

I wrote a few weeks back that I had lost my Garmin Forerunner 205 after a trip to Texas. I thought it had to be at my house in Texas. I have made do for the past few weeks, borrowing my wife’s Forerunner and even using my Oregon 450 on an 8mi run in Houston. That became a real pain because I have been unable to sustain a long run in the past couple weeks because of some knee pain setting in around mile 5 or 6. I haven’t been able to track myself otherwise. I broke down and ordered a Garmin Forerunner 310XT refurb. It retained the training features of the 205 that I like, added the HRM sensor compatibility and foot pod compatibility I want to upgrade to (maybe next season) and had the bonus of also being compatible with my Tanita bc-1000 scale so I can finally start transferring metrics to Garmin Connect. I’m not sure how I’ll like tracking my metrics there or not. I’m going to give it a try. Tanita’s software is only okay.

Body Condition Monitoring

I got a Tanita bc-1000 scale awhile back so I could track my fitness improvements as I recover from leukemia. I started using the scale long before I began my fitness recovery so I could establish some sort of baseline from which to make comparisons.

Imagine my surprise as used the scale over time to see that I was losing weight and generally improving my body condition. As I’ve still been going through chemotherapy treatments, I haven’t been able to do any significant exercise. So all these numbers are from me more or less doing nothing.  I get the occasional walks in, beginning about 1 month after chemotherapy.