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Recently I downloaded the app Juice. It’s billed as the “World’s Funnest Energy Tracker”. It’s the only energy tracker I’ve used, so I can’t necessarily vouch if it is truly the funnest one in the world… but it’s a cute little app. Each day you track your overall energy each day and several different areas that would affect it; sleep, exercise, nutrition, etc. After a week it gives you a report that shows your overall average ranking for each area and other graphs that correlate each area to your energy. I noticed that on days I ran my energy and mood were higher.
Each week you use it you earn points which can be redeemed to unlock another area to track. I just barely unlocked the stress tracker. Since I didn’t have any data to track for that in last week’s report, it automatically shows it as “awful”. It’s a free app.
Another thing that makes me smile this week is my new Race-Kred bead on my shoelaces. You can get a bead for whatever distance you’ve accomplished and want to celebrate. They spelled “Kred” with a K because many race distances are measured in kilometers. It’s extremely lightweight, I don’t even noticed it on my shoe while I’m running, but it sure gave me a happy feeling as I was lacing up my shoes to head out for a run. Kred is available from 5K up to 100 milers and iron-distance triathlons. Just remember to move it to your next pair of shoes when you retire a pair!