Using Technology to get fit? Tell me what you use!

I’ve been trying to get in better running shape at the same time as try to maintain the

Keep on Running (Milli Vanilli song)
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fitness I had during the earlier part of the year when I had way more time to mountain bike ride.

With my toddler becoming more active, and destroying our house on a daily basis, by the time my work day is done, I try to get home as soon as possible to relieve my wife. It has really effected my fitness levels.

One thing I’ve never used is my iPhone to help me get fit. I have typically used it to play good music while I ride or run. But, smartphones nowadays can be so much more… I follow someone on Twitter that uses Strands Fitness on his phone to track his routes and progress.

So, I ask you, my three readers, what mobile apps do you use to track your fitness progress?


» How I Changed My Life, In Four Lines :zenhabits

Me Running
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Today I was reading through my Google Reader feeds and came across an article that I just have to share with you.

Earlier in the year, I wrote about how I had decided to try out exercising every day as a parallel challenge to my PostaDay2011 Challenge that I am a part of. I kept it up for a while, but eventually gave up. It’s has bugged me that I stopped my daily exercise.

With a baby coming up in the New Year, I have to come up with a better plan to maintain my health, whether it be my physical or mental health. Exercise is key to me feeling my best. So I decided to put on my runners tonight and go out for a short run. It was only 4km, but that’s the point. I don’t need to have a long distance goal, just the goal to put on my runners and get out the door.

If you are at all looking to make some changes is your life, I recommend reading the Zen Habits article and see if it can help you.

Changing your life can seem an incredibly tough and complicated thing, especially if you’ve failed a great number of times like I did, found it too hard, and resigned yourself to not changing.But I found a way to change.And I’m not any better than anyone else, not more disciplined, not more motivated. I just learned a few simple principles that changed my life.I’ve written about them many times, but realized they’re spread out all over the site.Here is how I changed my life, in a nutshell.

via » How I Changed My Life, In Four Lines :zenhabits.