Filed under: healthy, workout | Tags: bull run, fitness, fitness application, fun run, healthy, phil heath run, run keeper, running
I promised myself that this year, I would stay fit. One way for me to do so was to keep track of my exercises so that I would be able to see my progress. Losing weight is only one part the most people know about being fit. What a lot of us don’t realize is that there is so much to learn about being healthy. One thing that keeps us fit is: GOALS. We all need goals so that we know how to push ourselves to be better. I decided to get a couple of applications for my iPhone so that it would be easier for me to track things down.
Since I’ve been pushing myself to start running, I got this app called Run Keeper. It keeps track of all my running. What’s cool about it is that it uses GPS so that it can track down where you run with a map. I’ve used it for the last two fun runs I did. I love that it has different stats so that I can compare how I did and what improvements I’ve made (if I made any at all).
You start off by inputing data like if you’re gonna track your run as of the moment using GPS or manually like when you use a treadmill. I love the GPS feature because it records the path you take while running. I also love that it notes down your pace so that you can tell how fast or slow you’re going per kilometer. Music can be played in the background but beware of THE VOICE!!! Dun-dun-dun. She’ll tell you if you’re going 11 minutes/km hahaha! That means pick up your pace a bit you granny! Oh, and mind you…
Here’s my progress from the first two runs I did. They were both 5k runs. I’m not entirely sure about the statistic of my second run but it was probably because the finish like was in a weird place (excuses).
BULL RUN 2013
PHIL HEALTH RUN 2013
I think I did better on my second run. I wasn’t as tired as I was during the Bull Run but I think I pushed more during the Phil Health Run. I went 15 minutes straight without stopping which is a HUGE improvement for me. I’m pretty happy with my accomplishment but I know I gotta work it like anything! Til the next fun run!
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