Sunday, 30 November 2014

Birthday #PolarM400 Giveaway

This Friday is my 30th Birthday. And while I know 30 can often be a difficult number for a lot of people, I am so thankful to be starting a new decade, that Friday can't come soon enough.

I think my 20's can best be described as a period of tumultuous transition, and I am not sorry to leave all of that behind. This past decade has been filled with some of my highest highs and my lowest lows - all of which have helped make me the person I am today. I am grateful for the lessons I have learned. But I am striving for Peaceful, Happy, and Healthy Future. And I am hopeful that this is what 30 will bring.

One of the greatest lessons I have learned in my 20's is that health is something earned, and almost never given. And that health is very much something worth fighting for.

Part of managing my condition is my responsibility. And I know I don't have the luxury of taking my health for granted. So I train and try my best to eat healthy as a way to take care of my body and to take an active role in my treatment plan.

And my trusty Polar Heart Rate Monitor has been with me all the way along. I would not be able to train the way that I do without it. I have been testing out and loving the new Polar M400, and since it is my Birthday I want to be able to share the gift of health and happiness with you!

So today I am giving away 1 Black Polar M400 (without Heart Rate) for my Birthday!!
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I started my journey with Polar with a little basic FT2, and I must admit the technology has come a LONG way. So I am excited to share the latest and greatest with you!

Training Features:
  • You can customize your profile with up to 50 different sports.
  • GPS - it is lightning fast!
  • Smart Calories - important for fueling and endurance training
  • Tracks Personal Bests - it gives you little trophies (which I must admit I like!)
  • Auto-Start/Stop
  • Easy to Program Interval Timer - both time and distance
  • Training Targets and Running Index
If you are like me then you probably do a pretty wide variety of sports/fitness activities. I primarily run, but I also train for triathlon, cycle, do Yoga, BodyPump, weight training (well I am trying), spin classes, and swimming. The list goes on, so being able to customize all of those activities and track them all separately has been awesome.

And if you have ever stood outside on a freezing cold morning waiting for a GPS signal, than you know how important it is to have a speedy GPS. The longest I have ever waited to date is 1 minute and 11 seconds (I timed it).

I also love the "Back to Start" feature offered by the Polar's GPS. When you flip to the "Back to Start" screen an arrow appears to lead you back to where you started your route. I have used this a ton when I am traveling, and I have also needed to use it a couple of times when I got turned around in the trails. It helps you feel a little more confident when you are running a new route or running in a new city all together.

Activity Tracker:
  • Tracks your activity 24/7 giving you information about steps and distance
  • Tracks your sleep and breaks it down into Restless vs. Restful
  • Inactivity Alerts to remind you to get moving

I didn't think the activity tracker would be very important to me, because I consider myself to be an active person. But one the things I noticed is that I often mistake being mentally busy with being physically busy.

I spend a lot time traveling for work, but I am stationary for the majority of that travel time. So while it may feel like I have been on the go all day, I often don't move as much as I think I do. Having the Activity Tracker visible kept me honest and focused on getting the necessary steps in throughout the day.

Technical Features:
  • Heart Rate Training and Zones
  • 9 hour battery life for continuous GPS and HR
  • rechargeable battery
  • updateable software
  • easy sync via Polar Flow with Bluetooth Smart technology
The contest will be open until Sunday December 7th at 11:59pm
I will announce the winner on Monday December 8th.

Cheers to a new year! A new decade! And lots of health and happiness!
Love Your Favourite Darwinian Fail,

** Disclaimer: I work for Polar Canada. But I have been a Polar user for the last 11 years and all opinions about this product are my own.**