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Monday, July 2, 2012

There's an app for that...no but really...

First, I have to start off by giving Conor credit for the name of this blog.  He called me out on not giving him credit over the weekend.  The story is: for my last marathon, he told me he had a great system to help me train: left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot...funny guy, huh?? =)

The move to NY went well...huge thanks to Conor for being an excellent driver (he named my blog and moved all my stuff, I sure am a lucky girl!) and to Stuart for helping out!  I was pretty sore after the move-and since my ankle had been hurting I decided to wait until today to go on my first run in NY.

I know I'm a little behind the band-wagon on this one, but I just got an iphone yesterday.  I had gotten an ipad for graduation, so it's not too much different from that except for the fact that I make phone calls on it.  One thing that I really looked forward to downloading onto my iphone is the "map my run" app.  For those of you who don't know, www.mapmyrun.com is a great website that you can use to map out runs/walks almost anywhere.  The iphone app, however, takes it a step further and lets you watch the map as you're running and tracks your pace.  Every mile you get an update on total time and your mile pace.  This app was GREAT for me because I had no idea where I was going and am known for getting lost on runs. For my last marathon training, I would write directions down on my hand or on a sticky note and run with it...it can be hard to remember a 16-mile route!  It's also a great way to stay motivated and track your pace if you're just starting off or have a hard time staying motivated.  Highly recommend this app for anyone who: 1) has moved to a new location and is very likely to get lost 2) will be running/walking very long distances to train and needs to remember directions 3) needs to stay motivated.

Afterwards, I went and checked out our roof deck here in this apartment...I didn't realize we had roof access until I moved in!  There's a great view of the Manhattan skyline, but there are a lot of pigeons up there and I'm really afraid of birds so I snapped a quick pic with my swanky new iphone and headed back downstairs.


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