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I Finally Got a SmartPhone!! Yay for Fitness Apps!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Yay!! Now I can download lots of nifty exercise apps to use for running. I've been bursting to try a few apps for over a year, but it took a while to save up enough for a phone since I don't use contracts.

I can't wait to get Zombies! Run! it's a game where you run away from zombies, physically run and it counts your mileage. It'll tell you to go so far for water or supplies, and if you slack off the zombies, which you can ear in the background, get closer and louder. If I'm not mistaken you build up supplies and water during your runs then use them in an online game as well. It looks like the coolest thing in the history of ever.

There are a few more apps I've heard about as well, for running mostly. I can't wait til the phone gets here. Squee!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RUNCHOOSE 3/16/2013 8:45PM

    Woo hoot. Let us know how you like zombies!

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MYSTRIUS 3/11/2013 7:13PM

  After reading your blog, I grabbed my phone and starting sifting through the app store and found another neat (and free!) app called Runno. By running (or walking, or biking, or even skating), you can claim any area you run around as part of your kingdom, and for every calorie you burn, you can hire soldiers to defend it. If someone else tries to claim part of your kingdom, then it becomes a week-long battle to determine who can send the most soldiers (calories) to join the fight.

I tried it out during lunch and captured part of midtown Atlanta! It looks like no one else around here is playing yet, but you can integrate it with facebook, so the first thing I did was post a challenge on my facebook timeline. ;)

Thanks so much for introducing me to the wacky world of gamified fitness!

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WHOVIANGIRL23 3/10/2013 9:36PM

    I looooooove all my fitness apps, lol.

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MYSTRIUS 3/10/2013 8:47PM

  Oh how cool! I'd never heard of an app like that before, but what a great idea! I may have to buy a new game! ;)

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PAZUZURISES 3/10/2013 8:37PM

    Lol, yup.. That's how I was sucked into SparkPeople.. I got the iOS App and have been addicted ever since

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ROCKYCPA 3/10/2013 8:31PM

    Those apps are really great! Enjoy your phone!

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SARAHST0T 3/10/2013 4:55PM

    I heart my Android.

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BEVENH 3/10/2013 2:23PM

    Anything that makes exercising fun is great. Keep up the good work, and don't let the zombies get you.

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RUNNER12COM 3/10/2013 2:15PM

    Sounds like you're going to have a lot of fun with the phone!

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