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Bridge to 10K

Thursday, December 06, 2012

I gotta admit, I like my techie gadgets. emoticon So, how cool is it that I can use my cool smartphone (just got it this summer after much agonizing) to help me in my quest for healthier living. I have the SP app for tracking food and fitness when I don't have quick access to a computer (or when my computer is acting up, as it seems to do more and more often lately. Sadly, it's a dinosaur and there is not much hope for it). I've tried a number of running apps, but the one I have gone back to is by BlueFin software. I used to have the C25K app for ipod before I got my phone. It got me running, and I will forever be grateful! Since I've gotten my phone, which runs droid, I saw that the rating for the Bluefin apps were not as good as they were on the iTunes store, so I tried some other running apps. And since now I can use the GPS feature, I really wanted one that would give me good results out on my country roads. Well, after trying out RunKeeper, RunDouble, and MapMyRun, I decided to risk the bad ratings and go back to the Bluefin apps.

emoticon I downloaded Bridge to 10K today (since I already completed C25K). Tonight I did my first run with it, and although I had to turn off the GPS feature since I was on a treadmill, I felt like I was home. It is visually pleasant, the voice is a real person (versus a computer-generated voice), and I just like the countdown. I will need to try it out with the GPS, since that seems to be the source of some of the bad ratings. But, I did notice that the bad ratings were all dated prior to the latest update. So, here's hoping the update took care of the issues, and I can post a positive rating. emoticon I will need to get used to the droid interface, which is slightly different from the apple version, but that's pretty minor.

So, tonight I made it 5.07 miles in 53 minutes. I'm on my way! Only a little over a mile to add to get to my 10K goal. Then I did my W2D4 workout video and a bunch of core work. Whew. Working out is hard, but it feels good when I'm done!
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    The things we learn!!
    1934 days ago
  • OTEN36
    That is great April!
    Your doing really well.
    I will have to check out those app's your talking about. I don't have a smartphone but I do have an Ipod. I need to learn more about it. Right now I just have music on it and bring it to water aerobics and walk down the road with it. When I walk on the treadmill the TV is in that room and being I don't watch much TV that's what I've been doing. I'm hoping there is more than the Deep Blue Sea on this morning. LOL
    Keep up the good work. Thanks so much for the Blue ribbon. I am so appreciative to good friends like you cheering me onward.
    Your very special to me.
    I hope you get a workout in today and the sun shines on your part of Minnesota.
    Dee emoticon
    1934 days ago
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