Every Time the Calendar flips over to a new year people all over decide to get it together and get fit… not a bad resolution indeed. Myself, I have no resolution to that effect, however, I am pleased that during the past year I have managed to kick-start my work out routine, having dropped about 30 pounds, a few inches off my waistline, and most important, gotten myself in better physical (and mental) condition that I’ve been in for years. I guess if I was to have a resolution it would be to keep it up and stick with it… a silent resolution of mine is to consider doing a half marathon sometime this year – a full 26 miles simply isn’t a desire of mine, nor does training for one fit into my desired routine.
Those familiar with me know that I’m all about mobile technology, gadgets, and location-aware (LBS) apps, and so it’s no surprise that I’m a fan of the cool, MapMyRun application. Users and would-be users should take note that a newly updated Beta app has been released and it offers even more functionality than you can imagine. Users can use the service to keep an online log of workouts, routes, and personal progress. The app is supported by an excellent PC client as well as mobile app(s). MapMyRun integrates nicely with facebook (think update your status with recent runs and milestones) and also allows users to connect with others nearby or afar who share workout preferences and other social attributes. For anyone jumping on the fitness bandwagon, particularly via running, I suggest you complement your efforts with the awesome service provided by MapMyRun. See more at http://www.mapmyrun.com/new_features
Be sure to checkout the MapMyRun Challenges – complete a challenge in 30 days and you could win a cool prize!
Enhancements in the latest update include:
- improved social community
- personal homepage – see my profile here
- locate events and challenges
- mobile app updates on iPhone, BB, and Android OS
- locate local routes
The new App also enables users to embed routes… see example below:
<br /> <a href=”http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/10268405″ mce_href=”http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/10268405″>iMapMyRun Aug 30, 2009 8:01 AM</a><br/><br /> <a href=”http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/?location=Loveland, CO” mce_href=”http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/?location=Loveland, CO”>Find more Runs in Loveland, CO</a><br />