Victoria Song
vsong
Consumer tech reporter by day, danger noodle by night. No, I'm not the K-Pop star.

Jul 2
7

It’s amazing to see all of these other companies eating Google Wear’s lunch. that said, I always thought/wished that Timex would have bought Pebble instead of Fitbit.

Jun 24
14

That reminds me of back when I had like a half dozen chat systems under Trillian. AOL, Yahoo, Hotmail, IRC, ICQ, and some that I don’t even remember. And while I look back fondly on those days, you have to admit that in the beginning, those were popular because phone text messages weren’t really a thing yet. Once Read more

Jun 24
16

We used AIM all through college. Coming back to the dorm room to check and see if your crush had written to you was what always-online meant back then. Read more

Jun 24
22

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Jun 23
27

Its when you are in a pinch and don’t want to bother with the whole process of download the app and register for an account. These are limited to 10mb. Case in point, last year I had reservations in a city I don’t live in. I got there only to find that parking was all handled via an app. An app I would likely not need Read more

Jun 18
2

I have almost the exact opposite story: Pre-covid I was probably at my highest weight and barely exercised as a result of work, commute, kid. But with WFH and an eventual furlough I started running every day. I started running “naked” (no music, clock, distance tracker), but as I lost weight and felt better and Read more

Jun 18
1

I kept my running up through the beginning of COVID, then got sick (unrelated) and had an intense muscular issue as a result of being in bed for five days. I can finally run again without much pain, but the unbelievable drop in my fitness over such a short period has been incredibly depressing. This post helps. Thanks.

Jun 18
2

Loved this. It’s very hard to have the same numbers as pre-pandemic because our lifestyle and access to gyms is not the same. That’s ok. We adapt for now.

Jun 18
1

I’ve had fairly similar, where I still track through Fitbit/Strava, but I just don’t obsessively load up the run report afterwards anymore. I just let it auto-log and move on, knowing that some day I’ll beat that run and feel great about it. They are a little more enjoyable - I love just enjoying podcasts and the Read more

Jun 18
1

Same here. I was able to run 10k in under 1 hour. Now, 20 min is enough to leave my knees weak and my feet begging. My average steps through April and May dropped over 50%.

But still I enjoy going through data to help me breakthrough this setback!

Jun 18
2

I’ve had a similar experience only with cycling. Each of the past two years I’ve done a 7-day stage race in France (Alps 2018, Pyrenees 2019), so I’ve been in the best shape of my life lately. I didn’t have anything as significant on my calendar for this year - only a couple of one-day events - but I’d become so Read more

Jun 18
3

I think there’s a lot of this type of feeling with this event in our lives, and not specific to running. Personally, I had, for the first time in my life, very bad and prolonged anxiety and depression start in April. First time I ever started therapy and on an SSRI for the first time, as well. Definitely the trauma of Read more

Jun 18
6

I started running when the pandemic hit. I was fit in my 20's but now I’m in my late 30's and I’m downright fat. When I started I could barely run a quarter mile and now I’m up to 1.75 without stopping. My mile is abysmally slow (somewhere around 14 minutes), but I don’t really care. It’s improved my overall health Read more

Jun 18
9

This is a beautiful article that echoes a struggle I had in the past couple of years with cycling. I cycled through my whole life and knew I was decent at it but never tried to measure it so it was always just a fun activity that also happened to keep me in shape. At some point I got really into Strava, cadence Read more

Jun 18
10

I just started running after a very long period of essentially no cardiovascular exercise. I vowed never to track a thing.

Jun 17
1

Actually number 3 is also an oversimplification. The biggest issue we have in weight control/diet today is knowing exactly what your body is going to do with the food you eat. That is all controlled by your hormones. When someone who weighs 120lbs and tells you they can eat whatever they want and not gain weight. It’s Read more

Jun 17
2

As someone who is still super-active in to his 40s, I’ll admit that nutrition for me was a LOT of trial and error. “Eat this thing and see how I feel, both during and after exercise, then “eat this other thing and see how I feel, both during and after exercise.” “How many carbs are good, and when should I have them?” Read more