Apr 18

App Review: Map My Run – Keep Track, Keep Motivated, Keep at it!

map my run logoIn our new modern tech world, where there is an app for everything, it is sometimes hard to navigate the masses and find one that is right for you. Map My Run is one that I think fits some important criteria. It is free, it is easy to use, and it is effective.
Our main goal here at My Symbol of Strength Life is to encourage healthy lifestyles. This app falls right in line. You simply download the app, answer a few questions, and you are ready to go. It measures time and distance of your walk or run. By using your phone’s GPS, you can begin your workout anywhere you are, simply by selecting your activity (walk or run), and pressing the start button. When you are finished you press stop. It is as simple as that. Along the way, you can glance at the screen and see how far you have gone. It also shows an easy to read map of the route taken. Of course you can also sync your music collection with it so you can listen while you are working. When you’re finished, it gives you total distance traveled, total time exercised, average speed, and a final map. You’re finally given the option to record the workout and also to send it to friends or family you have chosen to connect with.
I think it is a great device. Most of us like the immediate feedback of knowing how much we have accomplished. met my run time and distanceThe ability to connect with others to show them what we have done and likewise see what they are doing provides reward as well as motivation. My mom and her sister both have this app and have had a lot of fun with it. Even though they are several states apart, they are able to both motivate and encourage each other in their efforts. If you don’t already have it, I recommend you check it out. If you already have something that works for you, stick with it. Just don’t stop moving!