How amazing is this? I came across an article in the LA Times that ties in with my last blog post about futuristic Google Glasses. Available at Oakley.com is the latest innovation in ski goggles called the Oakley Airwave. These goggles have a built in display about the size of a fingernail located near the bottom of the inside part of the lens that incorporates a gyroscope, an accelerometer, GPS, and Bluetooth. The display allows you to track such things as how high and far you jumped (if you engage in that type of skiing), as well as keep track of your elevation and max speed and/or average speed throughout the day. You can also monitor your vertical feet by run, by day, or over the course of a season. In addition, you can upload a map of the ski resort to determine where you are or where you need to go. Last but not least, it has buddy tracking so you can link up with other Airwave users to locate where they are. The goggles retail for a price of $599. I suppose one could say that these are either super-cool or this is another example of “information overload”. Nonetheless, you can not deny that the future is now!
Normandy Optical is a Care Credit provider. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Care Credit, it is a healthcare credit card that picks up where insurance leaves off. You can use it to pay for a spare pair of glasses that you need or the sunglasses you lost in the ocean last summer. You can also use it for LASIK, and for dental and veterinary care. If you elect to use it at Normandy Optical, there is no interest on qualifying purchases if the balance is paid in full within 6 months. Ask us for more information if you are interested in this great program.
Well, I DID IT! I completed the Philly Marathon on November 18 in 4 hours, 59 minutes, and 21 seconds. I achieved my goals of: 1) finishing the race, 2) not stopping to walk except for hydration breaks, and 3) breaking 5 hours. This was my first marathon and my longest run prior to this was 11.5 miles during training. It was physically the most demanding thing I have ever done, especially the last 3 miles. However…. I am not ruling out running it again next year now that I have a time to beat. It was a great experience and I will never forget the moment I crossed the finish line. At the very least, it was a great way to see the sights of Philadelphia. Thanks to all of you who said I could do it.