Frequent visitors to my blog may know that I, TechChick, am a computer programmer. In addition to my many other technical tasks and skills at work, I also write some code for fun now and then. I was looking for some old code for a customer the other day at work and I ran across something on my drive. A WORKOUT TRACKER! When I found it, I didn’t even know what it was.
If this program had a real name, I think it would be called the Tracker 1997, because that’s when I wrote the program. Yes, 1997. O.M.G!! It was pretty funny to see this program which has fallen to the wayside due to Strava, Garmin and my RunningAhead log.
Check out the cool features of my program.. Apparently only getting 12 workouts in for the month just wasn’t worthy because look, it only got a half smiley face. Note, 2009 was the year I ran my first race! It’s when I really became a “runner”.
It has features like this recap report of what I did during a certain time frame. I don’t even know what the “rollerblade machine” is! And look, I ran 8 whole miles for the month of July 2009. Dang!
I could also get monthly bar charts… because tech people like charts!
And here’s some fun stuff… my kids were born in 2003 and 2005. Just look at my weight charts from those years! Here is 2003 – My weight was off the chart when Sydney was born! Well, not really, I think I only gained 18 lbs. She was born at the end of May, so it looks like I just lost my baby weight on the drive home from the hospital. Wow!! I was actually wearing a pair of my regular jeans a few weeks after I had her. I thought that was “normal”. Geez, crazy!! As you can tell, I didn’t know any other people with babies at the time!!
And then here is my weight back in 2005 for Zachary. He was born at the end of June. Still off the charts, but those last 5 pounds stuck around a little longer.
And finally, this is my *favorite* chart of all (once again, us techies love charts!)… “what I did” chart! Love those “Amazing Abs” classes! (actually, I really did. They were killer!!)
I hope you have enjoyed this trip down memory lane with me. I’ve also written another program to keep track of my Christmas card mailings. Ugh, soooo geeky. I also had to cringe at the choice of fonts, but trust me, “back in the day” font were total CRAP. I will admit that the yellow graph background color is my favorite color that I use in programs regularly still.
Do you need a custom program built for you?? Maybe I could help you out 😉 PS, with much better looking fonts for SURE.
Q: Do you use an app to keep track of your workouts/weights/fitness?
Q: Have you ever taken a programming class in college? Loved it, or hated it?
I loved it. Obviously. AND, I met Alan in a programming class. It was meant to be.
Q: What were you doing back in 1997?
(Please tell me you were at least born by then…haha)