I love being connected to the world (and have to be for work), therefore I love my cell phone. I keep it with me at all times, much to my husband’s annoyance, and constantly check my e mail, calls, and texts. While this is fine most of the time, while I am driving it is NOT ok. Did you know it takes approximately 4.6 seconds to answer a text? That’s like driving the length of a football field….blindfolded. A million bad things could happen in that time frame
I will admit, it is very very tempting to text and drive, but it’s not safe. Also, it’s usually a very unimportant text that is coming through anyway that could wait. Verizon has fortunately made it a bit easier for me with their new Safely Go app. (You can find it in the Google Play store under the Verizon tab)
The app sends an auto response text every time you receive a text while driving and have the app running. This idea is genius, and hopefully also helps other people realize the dangers of texting and driving. But keep in mind, this only works if the driver realizes the danger and uses the app. There are currently 39 states that have laws about texting and driving, so let’s spread the word, and help keep our roads safe. Also, you wouldn’t want to hit a runner or biker while texting and driving would you?
Yesterday, Bobby and I ran 6 miles, and then went to the gym and lifted chest, tri’s, and legs. My run felt great, I feel like I am finally getting back into a groove, but still praying my foot holds up as I up my mileage! Yesterday was my first attempt at a back to back run where I doubled the mileage of day 2 (day one was 3 miles, day two 6) as I start to gear up for Goofy in January!
Want a recap of my speech/session on Social Media at Healthy Living summit? It’s up on the HLS website!
QOTD: Do you ever do two workouts in one day?
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