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PCT Day -66 (Yes, that is negative sixty six. Day 0 is April 21) Miles — I walked back and forth around the truck at work today. :P

PCT Day -66 (Yes, that is negative sixty six. Day 0 is April 21) Miles — I walked back and forth around the truck at work today. :P

“PODCAST?  FITBIT”

PODCAST?
I was thinking of blogging my trip to the PCT, but I loathe the thought of typing on my phone for an hour every day…  Anyone with any sense would read that as “HA, I give it a week and a half”.  I’d like to share my trip vicariously, and that just seems too onerous.

SO!  What about a podcast?  I can talk and walk at the same time.  I can even do videos.  What I don’t-get yet is how to publish the damn things.

From what I think I understand, I can host the actual files anywhere with a distinct URL – so maybe that means I can even host them here on google+ which means I already know how to auto-upload them.  Then there is some admin work on actually publishing them as a podcast.   Definitely a lot to figure out, but suspect once I do, it probably won’t be much hassle.

FITBIT
I ordered a fitbit today.  The Fitbit Challenge HR.  It monitors sleep, heart rate, and scads of other stuff.  I bought it both as a tool to encourage myself getting healthy (whether I go on the PCT or not) and because it has a heart rate monitor, and that could come in really useful on the PCT to catch heat stroke etc. before it escalates in to a problem.

While this isn’t a medical “need”, I did pass out after walking a marathon in Hawaii, but for reasons that were clear/straight-forward after the fact. I sweat out tons of electrolytes, and the course drink was not replenishing any. Half way through the race my fingers started to swell, and instead of sweating what I drank I started pissing it all out. I imagine I had heat stroke, but not sure on that one.

Between the finger edema and the unexpected urination, I expect to see it coming and fix the problem miles before it cascades in to a problem again. Further, I will have electrolytes. It just occurs to me that keeping tabs on my heart rate could be another way to keep an eye on myself. Besides, I’m a nerd — ddddaaaattttaaaa Om-nom-nom-nom!

Charlie Hough
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