Friday, April 15, 2011

Map My Run

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Nicole introduced me to MapMyRun years ago and I've been hooked ever since.  Running is one of my favorite ways to exercise and relieve stress and I'd usually prefer to be outside versus on a treadmill.  But I also like knowing exactly how far I'm running and where I'm going before I get started.  Enter MapMyRun.  This site helps you find favorite running paths in your area, lets you create your own runs, log your workouts, and even find running groups in your city.  They even have an iPhone app that I use when I'm on vacation.  If you're a runner, you should definitely check this out.  Have a great weekend!

22 comments:

Marisa said...

Ummm thank you!!!!!!!!! I had no idea this existed and running is my favorite thing too! (I agree outside is wayyyy better than treadmill.) Can't wait to give this a go :)

Kristyn Burtt said...

Ah, just the site to get me motivated. I have 5 lbs. to lose.

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Laura Thatcher said...

I love map my run. I have it on my iPhone and use it to post my runs to my facebook page tp keep me honest and motivated.

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

map my run is the best! i didn't know about the app...thanks for sharing :)

PursuitOfLLT said...

i love map my run! especially bc when i lived by my old place i'd run around grant park...but really randomly haha like around the fountain, past the steel flower sculptures, etc. it's awesome bc it will calculate any route and let's get real, sometimes i just wanted to know i got 2 miles done. I don't care how, I just wanted to see the #s!!

Have a great weekend, Val!

Gabriel said...

This must work for bicycles too, right? I'm not much of a runner.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

cool! i must check this app out- thanks! i have the nike pod/app for my iphone. i really like it too.

Nikki said...

This sounds so great Valerie!!
Hope you have a great weekend!!

xx
Nikki

Annie said...

very cool! Thanks for letting us know Valerie! Have an awesome weekend :)

Mrs. Parker said...

Thanks for that tip Valerie! What a great tool! Now I'm off to map out a bunch of different runs!

this free bird said...

oh there's somewhere i'm going to run to, but i'm not sure i wanna be tracked. you know what this means.

val. 80 degrees today? BRACE FOR GREATNESS!!

have a great weekend!
carrie

Josie said...

This is a great tool for runners! I'm more of a treadmill girl but if I go outside, I like knowing where I'm headed. Have a fabulous weekend, love!
xo Josie
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Marcie said...

Wow, this is such a good idea! You are right that knowing how far you are running is extra motivation to keep going. Much more effective than looking at the clock.

Have a great weekend!!
PS- the TB flats came and I am in LOVE!

M

Taj Acosta said...

Very cool! thanks for sharing dear! xo

Jess said...

On my way to check it out now - getting bored with my regular running route! thanks!

xo

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

This is great! I've been running a lot on the treadmill (so that I know how far I've gone), so maybe this tool can help me get outdoors?!? I hope so!
Thanks for sharing, Valerie! Another way you are making all our lives easier :)

Torrie said...

My SIL loves this! Not a runner, but maybe someday! Gorgeous weather, right?? Enjoy it!

Thank you for your super sweet comment today. :)

Krystal said...

I use that! I also have a GPS watch that I LOVE!! Except for when the battery was dying the other day and it beeped like every 15 seconds on my run. so not cool.

Lisa Griffin said...

how did i not know about this site! in nyc it is so easy to run for what you think is a long time...but it isn't, i'm definitely going to try this!
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Ashley said...

What a super cool site!

style'n said...

Valerie
Thanks for this. I actually just downloaded Self workouts on my Iphone this evening and I could really use Mapmyrun too! I have never heard of this. I am checking it out. thanks!

Anna Walker said...

Aw I definitely use Daily Mile! Have you heard of it? It's good too! It's been called the facebook for runners ect. It's fun too!

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