I went up to Sugar Pine Reservoir with my family for a day trip to go fishing and hiking for my Mom's birthday. The loop that goes around the lake is about 3.8 miles. We arrived to the lake at 8am, and I decided right away that I was going to walk around the lake twice in order to get a nice workout in. It wasn't too hot yet, so it was perfect. I told my family, if I'm not back in an hour than be worried. My oldest brother was like I run that loop in 45 min, you won't make it back before an hour. I was like "oh, you just wait!". I actually jogged it rather than walking because I was feeling pretty good. Mind you I haven't jogged in like 2 years, I normally stick to yoga, strength training, walking, and cycling. But, I made it back in an hour! I initially thought the loop was only 3.4 miles (that's what the website says) rather than 3.8 miles. However, my brother said he left ten minutes after me and thought he could catch up with me. When he got back, he checked is Garmin Vivoactive 3 watch which has GPS and it turns out it is actually 3,8 miles.
We got to talking about his watch and I realised that I wanted one too! So I just picked one up at REI for 270$. It is a much cheaper price tag than the Apple watch and better in many ways for me personally. For example, Apple watch does not come with GPS and is not water resistant. Plus, the Vivowatch is half the price!
My selling point was that my brother told me that you can track your yoga activity through the watch! I can't wait to test out the watch, however I woke up extremely sore today. I ended up walking the loop again since my Dad wanted to walk it. In the end of the day I ended up going a whole 10.6 miles!