Tuesday, February 10, 2015

My favorite fitness app

Today I'm joining April, from Run the Great Wide Somewhere, Patty, from My No-Guilt Life, and Erika, from MCM Mama Runs for Tuesday's on the Run Linkup! This week's topic is favorite running apps.
I used to keep track of my runs in a notebook. But that got old real quick. I then discovered Daily Mile. For over a year now I've been entering my runs there, and they keep it all calculated and sorted out for me.
 I love seeing how my running compares to a year ago, and even a week ago.
I got to TN last week, and you can see this has been my best mileage week in 6 weeks! I actually looked back even farther, and I haven't ran that many miles in one week, in almost a year!
 I've also lost 6 lbs since being here too! I think I just might stay until I lose the last 30. :)

During my outdoor runs, I use the Runkeeper app. (Wanna be friends? My username is fromicecreamtomarathon) Of course I can't use that inside on the treadmill, which I'm on a lot.
And then I also have a Garmin FR10 that I wear outside as well. I honestly just use that to keep track of my pace.

I know it's only been 10 days, but I can already feel this weight loss, and I think maybe I can even see a tiny baby muscle. Maybe.

What's your favorite fitness app?

katie

29 comments:

  1. i use daily mile on the computer and my garmin for outside runs. i used to love the nike app, but now i have my garmin i don't need it. way to go on the weight loss and that muscle! looks awesome :)

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  2. I love Runkeeper! Now that I have a Nike+ watch I only use it to record my treadmill runs, but it's really grown to have a lot more features since I started using it 4 years ago! :)

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    1. I love it too. I wish it would work indoors though!

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  3. My favorite app is Garmin Connect. Since I own 2 Garmin devices it's nice that they are all linked together in the same place. My other favorites are MyFitnessPal & BurnThis.

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    1. That is really nice that all the info from your Garmin's can go into the same place. I have a MFP account, and used to use it! It really helped me think about what I was eating. I should use it again!

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  4. I don't really use any fitness apps... I am always afraid of battery draining #IamaNerd :)
    Are you headed to the GUN SHOW! :) BAM! Go lady!!!

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  5. I use RunKeeper and Charity Miles for running outside. I also really like MyFitnessPal and the Fitbit app. I have a Garmin that I usually use for races...so I am all over the place! Great work on the 6 lbs! It seems like you are really enjoying your getaway.

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    1. Sounds like you use as many apps as I do! I don't have a Fitbit, but I also have a Jawbone. I like keeping up with everything! Thanks girl!

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  6. Girl, you are killing it! So impressed with all you've accomplished just in the last week!
    I use Daily Mile, which I like because I can enter in all different kinds of workouts, not just running. I also use Nike+ to keep track of my shoe mileage!

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  7. LOVE the baby muscle! I think getting muscle mass for women is SO hard. I'm really hoping to focus more on strength training when I get this marathon over and done with. I love Daily Mile too. The only other app I use a ton is My Fitness Pal. Gotta track that food!

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  8. OMG how are we not Daily Mile friends???? I'll fix that right now :)

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  9. I do not have any fitness apps. I have been hearing a lot about this daily mile. Maybe I will download this one. -L

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    1. You should download it, and then friend me. :)
      It's a good one!

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  10. Katie,
    I have a fitbit and it uploads what I do wirelessly and I like what I can track on it's website. I also use an app called waterlogged that tracks my water intake and I consider that a fitness app. I also have a Tabata timer app on my phone for when I want to do a quick Tabata exercise routine. I see that muscle!!

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PutmjSp0Qk8

      Here is an example of a Tabata workout

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  11. I also use RunKeeper. I love how I'm able to keep track of all different types of cardio activities with it.

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    1. I love that about RK too, you can put any kind of exercise in there, not just running!

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  12. I use my Garmin to track my runs but I do put them on Daily Mile so they can upload to my blog. Very good apps.

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  13. I haven't used a running app much. I do use a Garmin when I go out on certain runs and love downloading it to look at the stats. Although I do use my fitbit app quite frequently and probably not so much for running, just over all daily steps and mileage:) But apps are kinda fun, they can motivate us more I think!

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  14. Dailymile is my favorite too! That's really the only one that I use!

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  15. I'm a little late to the party, but I love the Nike+ Running App. I rely on it to log my miles and give me a GPS heads up. I also have a Jawbone Up activity tracker that I use too, but I really like the Nike App the best. I'm hoping to upgrade to a Garmin someday - maybe I'll reward myself with that after my first marathon! :)

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    1. Never too late! We should be Jawbone friends. You should reward yourself with the Garmin before your marathon so you'll be able to use it for that!

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