Archive for January 2011

POD: Getting Organized

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Even with all the preparations for Violet’s 2 birthday party we found time to re-organize one of our storage closets. With the redecorating in our living room we have some new options for our storage rooms. It started with the removal of our old baby stuff, given to friends who are expecting their first child in June. With a little hard work and some help from my mother we managed re-organize it for storing some of the extra kids stuff that we want to keep but don’t have room for elsewhere. Now all we have to do is tackle the other storage room. Perhaps that’ll be a Job for next weekend.

Mobile Mondays: RunKeeper

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CAP2011011715511Todays app is one that has help keep me interested in running. When I started last my I made sure to track all my runs, and RunKeeper is how I did it. It’s that tracking and being able to see my progress that helped get me out there day after day even when my body protested. What’s been great is as my running has improved so has RunKeeper. RunKeeper started as an iPhone app and later moved to android, as such the android version has lagged behind the iPhone version for features. Though I’m happy to say Android has almost caught up. I have looked at the iPhone version but have only really used the Android Application.

RunKeeper uses the GPS on your phone to track your outdoor actives and can provide audio feed back in real-time. With both pre-set interval announcements through the Coaching system or just regular updates of time and distance traveled. In the latest version you can even enter your indoor workouts right in the Android application, it’s been available on the iPhone and website for a while now. This allows you to track workouts on treadmill, elliptical, Stationary Bike and even Rowing Machines.

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