Playing the numbers…
Greetings good people.
I’ve never purchased a lottery ticket, but definitely been “living by the numbers” for almost ten years.
I have been working out in the gym, solely (aside from those varied hiatuses) with pen and pad, pretty much regularly after college. The Nike+ iPod Fitness tracking system made me start tracking runs way back in July 2010, when I read a cover story in this July 2009 issue of Wired Magazine. I had never run before hand, but got sold on the concept, especially being a data hound, naturally. I went from the Nike+ iPod system to the NikeFuel Band to the Fuel Band plus the Apple Watch, and after Nike retired Fuel Band use, it’s down to the Apple Watch.
I’ve always been a data trend head and fitness trackers readily provide you with such data instantly. That aspect has been, and is, more desirable than the more seemingly popular “gamification” of fitness tracking. As saud above, I’m using the Apple Watch as my only fitness tracker now and I’m one of five admins in the Apple Watch Fitness Fan Facebook Group.
Similarly, I’ve jumped on the self-quantification bandwagon (albeit mildly) using the Gyroscope app. I like what it offers but just can’t jump in with both feet for reasons that would better be explained elsewhere.
I’m still part of the Nike+ posse. If you train with the Nike Run Club or Nike Training apps or use Gyroscope, feel free to follow me, I’m @ Mr. Fresh on both platforms. Information links are below.