Yesterday I needed to fit a run in. The hubs had a work meeting and wouldn't be home until after dark. The kids had swim lessons at the Y. I considered running on the treadmill when I got home but decided to multitask instead. We got to the Y and I got Kaelynn settled in with a book and Grant sent to the pool for his lesson and then I hit the indoor track at the Y. I ran in a circle 39 times for a total of 3 miles! Since I was working with a time restraint I decided to go for speed. Sure enough, I came in at 7:49/mile pace. I was quite impressed with myself. The hardest part of the run was keeping track of which lap I was on. I counted the first 13 laps on my fingers. For the final 26 laps I would put my phone in my left hand for the odd laps and my right hand for the even laps. It worked out okay but if I intend to run more than 39 laps at a time it could be more challenging! Any suggestions for counting? One facebook friend suggested I use silly bands and switch them from one wrist to the other and count when finished. Another friend suggested I get one of those "clickers" that the old ladies at the store use to keep track of their grocery bill. She was of course kidding but I pointed out to her that I did in fact google hand counters last night! Please give me any advice you have!
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