Posts Tagged ‘Websites’

Running Outdoors for Dummies

April 12, 2011

Image Credit: KENNETH LAMBERT

If you’re like me, then you like to plan out your runs before you start them.  I hate just running with no set course.  I need to know where I’m going and how many miles I’ll log while doing it.

Lucky for me, there is no shortage of websites that offer to map my run for me.

If you’re always running the same courses, these maps aren’t all that useful, but they’re great if you find yourself in a new place (a relative’s house, on vacation) and want to keep up your running routine.

I’ve tried the popular and appropriately named mapmyrun.com, but the amount of clutter on the site makes my head reel.  I prefer the more streamlined look and fewer pop-up ads of  runningmap.com.  Like Map My Run, Running Map uses the Google Map interface to allow to plot your course.  Just click along the route you’d like to take and it adds up the mileage for you.  There’s no need to sign up for an account, but if you do, the site will save your routes for you for easy access.

Now wasn’t that easy?

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Living Strong

December 8, 2009

If you’re the type of person who sets lots of personal goals and then gets discouraged when progress is slow, livestrong.com is for you.

Yes, it’s the same Live Strong associated with Lance Armstrong, but the wesbite isn’t just about supporting people in their battles with cancer.  If you’re looking to lose weight, quit smoking or even eliminate your debt, this is the place to find people daring themselves to do the same thing.  (It’s called the Dare to Change Your Life.) 

Not only will you find a support group, the website has tons of tips and skills to get you to your end goal.  I have a couple of friends who use the site and they love it!  I suggest giving it a try if you need a little more prodding, after all, you’re not the only one struggling to _____(fill in your goal)!