The business of Bliss – Ubud

lotus-2354642_1920My visit to Ubud got off to a very shakey start last Sunday. Life has now settled into a routine of exotic breakfasts, yoga, swimming, hiking, meditation and dinners of fresh locally grown delicacies.

Apart from sorting out our go-to place when the windows and door start rattling (under out sturdy dining table) and sleeping with a grab bag close to the bed, we have adjusted to the occasional earth tremor disturbing our sleep.

A daily yoga practice has improved my posture and gait. I now feel like I am suspended by a piece of string when I walk. The rains have come early and the nights are cool, each evening I visit the meditation centre next door for an hour. Ubud is truly a treat for all the senses, and I have another two weeks to enjoy.

Is tracking your exercise ruining it?

The syncing saga.

Since taking up running/jogging several months ago, I have enjoyed mapping my runs, tracking my improved times, getting kudos from friends and sharing my couch to 5K achievements on social media.

Earlier this month after installed my Fitbit Charge 2 app update my problems with syncing began. When I pressed the run option I started receiving an error message  “Check the Fitbit app”. Then then a line drawn across the app on my screen.  This means the app tracker is not syncing with the app.img_1332-2.jpg

It’s so distracting, you have to stop, check that your tracker is connected to the Bluetooth, turn off your phone turn it back on again, check the Bluetooth again, start your music and press run and it still doesn’t work.  Suggestions from Fitbit Community Forum from many users that are experiencing that same problem, is to delete the app and reinstall it then restart your phone. This did work for one run, but not again. I am still waiting on a solution from the Helpdesk.

This brings me back to my original question, is this technology taking the enjoyment out of my running? Let me know what you think, I would also love to hear if anyone else is having the same problems and any other useful solution.