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Zombies, Run! app is awesome!

Monday, September 24, 2012

First Rule: Cardio
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Okay, I know that is from a different source, but it still works for this.

I finally got to try this app out yesterday. Since the 3 Day Walk doesn't allow people to wear earbuds I had to wait.
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It was so worth it.
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I like that you have the choice to run your GPS and will hear sounds of zombies that are close break into what you are listening to. I choose not to do that so that it doesn't suck battery power.

I like that the story continues between each song so that the songs aren't interrupted.

And weirdly my favorite thing is that when the mission is done, but you aren't, there are 2 Abel Base DJs that joke around between the rest of your playlist.

I know that $7.99 might seem a bit much to some, but I like the change up to my routine. And I don't know how many times I went just a little faster when they would tell me that there was a zombie close.

Overall, it is silly but effective. At least for me anyway. Probably will get one of the Runner 5 shirts so that others can identify me for the geek that I am....



  
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SAMBIDEXTROUS 10/3/2012 11:45AM

    That is a good question, KARENLEIGH32.

There might be a way to use it on the computer, but I haven't investigated.

Here is the site:

https://www.zombiesrun
game.com/

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KARENLEIGH32 10/3/2012 11:40AM

    The app sounds amazing, is it just available for your phone? Or can you download to a computer?

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TEENY_BIKINI 9/28/2012 9:08PM

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VINTAGEPAGE 9/28/2012 8:48AM

  So fun! And worth the money for sure! I blogged about this awesome game too and also bough the shirt...lol. :o)

Have fun and see you around Abel!


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CERACOBBLER 9/24/2012 11:08PM

    woot! thanks for the positive review. now its on my 'to get list'

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NORAB52GOOD 9/24/2012 7:50PM

    THERE ARE TSHIRTS?!?!??!?! emoticon

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EMMYLOU010409 9/24/2012 6:16PM

    My guy used that and loves it, too! :) Glad you enjoy it!

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BLESSED2BEME 9/24/2012 5:20PM

    Not sure I could handle knowing even imaginary Zombies are after me but I'm very glad you are enjoying it!

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RBETYOURASS 9/24/2012 1:56PM

    Thank you for the reinforcement! My daughter has been wanting me to try it and I finally downloaded it today. I plan to try it out in tonight's run!

BTW, does that app pull music from your playlist on your phone or can you use it together with Pandora or something of that nature?

Thank you for the motivation! I love to try new things esp if they are under $10 that will last longer than sitting at a meal! HA
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~Rana

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 9/24/2012 1:18PM

    Sounds like fun! Anything to break up running = )

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REMEMBER2BME 9/24/2012 12:02PM

    I will take a look. thanks!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 9/24/2012 10:29AM

    That app was totally worth the $8 to me!! I listened to the whole thing and go back sometimes and listen again. Glad you enjoyed it!!

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SWAZY33 9/24/2012 10:09AM

    I've heard ppl say how fun that app is! I still have a "dumb" phone lol so, maybe I will have my son download it to try it out!

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Oh, geez....

Saturday, September 22, 2012

No one told me the locker room @ the gym was going to be full of aerobics instructors!

Decided to say screw it. Stripped & put on my bathing suit anyway.

They were there again when I was done swimming. Apparently they were all taking multiple classes.

Eeesh.

I resisted the urge to buy some ice cream on the way home.

In happier news, tomorrow I finally get a chance to try out my Zombie, Run! app. I'll let you all know if I like it.

  
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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 9/23/2012 1:05PM

    You still did it, good for you!!

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TENNISJIM 9/23/2012 6:34AM

    Don't worry about the people around you. Remember you are doing this for yourself

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CERACOBBLER 9/23/2012 12:18AM

    oooh! please do post if you like the Zombie Run app :) its been on my list but the cost has had me on the fence. glad i stumbled upon your blog this evening :)

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BLESSED2BEME 9/22/2012 11:36PM

    Just don't even give it a second thought! That gives them power. No one is more important than you and getting your exercise in is whats important! Glad you didn't give in and instead stayed strong and got through!

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EMMYLOU010409 9/22/2012 9:27PM

    You are working out! That is the important part! Everyone has a starting point. Way to stick to your guns!

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DRUIDPRINCESS 9/22/2012 9:26PM

    I think that instructors generally think "Good on him/her for going to the gym!" and if they don't, and are thinking anything derogatory, then they shouldn't be instructors. They're meant to be our encouragers, and I like to think that we can look to them for inspiration - and perspiration!
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KKKAREN 9/22/2012 7:19PM

    Glad you stuck to your own schedule and didn't let anybody else get you down.

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Mmmmm...Hot Chocolate Run

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Have you seen this??

www.hotchocolate15k.com/

Duuuuuude.......

Surprise, surprise. I signed up.

  
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EMMANYC 9/22/2012 10:01PM

    If you want chocolate, consider the Women's Half Marathon in Toronto, which features shirtless fireman at one stop and chocolate at another. That's a combo that's hard to beat!

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MARGARITTM 9/21/2012 12:51PM

    No kidding - there is not one near me in the NE but I am looking at the reviews more carefully -

there are so many races..... that you want to make sure that they are focused on the runners and thier safety AND if there is a charity is it one that you support?

Have fun - love the hot chocolate theme!

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SAMBIDEXTROUS 9/20/2012 3:36PM

    VICKYMARIEC - I sent an email about this.
They ask that we shoot for 15 minute miles (if you add the seconds as well it would be 15) but if not then know that we will have to move to the sidewalk as they close the course down.
The after party will still be going on.
If you look at the times from last year you will see that some people had 20-24 minute miles.


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VICKYMARIEC 9/20/2012 3:17PM

    I wish i could do it but they have a time limit. You must run a 15 minute mile or faster...i'm at just under 17

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PASTAFARIAN 9/20/2012 2:05PM

    The organizers of the Hot Choc series are known for deleting negative comments from their facebook page. You should google for independent reviews of their races. Some have been disasters. After the Hot Chocolate I attended in DC last year, HC was told not to return to DC; that they would be unable to get permits next year.

You may find it helpful to read my blog post from last year:

http://www.sparkpeople
.com/mypage_public_journal_indi
vidual.asp?blog_id=4611848


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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 9/20/2012 11:18AM

    We don't have anything like that anywhere near me. Le sigh.

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COOP9002 9/20/2012 11:15AM

    Sounds interesting.

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BLESSED2BEME 9/20/2012 10:44AM

    Oh my! Now that is my kind of race. I'd run for chocolate any day:) Have a blast!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 9/20/2012 10:25AM

    We were going to do it, and then they canceled the one in CO. emoticon

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Short 3 Day Walk post

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Things are super busy at work, but to keep you all entertained here is the picture of me crossing the finish line on the 3rd day...



I heard a lot of cameras clicking while doing this. Couldn't tell if they were behind me or not....
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I will share the kleenex stories soon.

  
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TEENY_BIKINI 9/20/2012 10:06AM

    You go girl!

You are friggin' AWESOME!

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NILLAPEPSI 9/19/2012 2:17PM

    Hahahahahaha! That is emoticon . Best finish line crossing EVER!!

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 9/19/2012 12:55PM

    That is the best finish line crossing I have ever seen!!!

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SWAZY33 9/19/2012 12:47PM

    Best photo ever!! I love your determination to finish! *Even* if you had to crawl over that finish line! lol You still finished! You ROCK!!

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BLESSED2BEME 9/19/2012 12:34PM

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I absolutely love that you love life so much and add humor to everything! Your photo made my day.

I just looked up my 'professional' photo from the 10K I wogged on Sunday and Ugh! It is totally gross. Icky look on my face as I was starting to kick in my sprint to the finish. Your photo is 100% better!

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PJ2222 9/19/2012 12:33PM

    Way to Go!

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MISTY_MOUNTAINS 9/19/2012 12:26PM

    I LOVE this picture, lol!!

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Monday silly

Monday, September 10, 2012

A friend sent this to me. Shows how well she knows me.....

  
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DRUIDPRINCESS 9/11/2012 6:04PM

    Thank you for a fun start to my day! Have an awesome rest-of-your-week!

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BLESSED2BEME 9/10/2012 6:09PM

    I prefer to lick ears:)

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NYARAMULA 9/10/2012 12:07PM

    Cute!

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CASTIRONLADY 9/10/2012 12:05PM

    I LIKE IT TOO! It works for kids why not adults. Thanks for the laugh.

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