So I guess things have changed over the years? People don't drive a route and track the mileage on their car and then make a goal to run that route? No more treadmills with distance measurements on them? It's all about the paid apps for your iPhone?
I found a few that I thought might be good info to share:
Good points: Maps, Tracking mileage, monitors speed, takes into account different activities (not just running), set up music playlist to go along with workout. Even better Point: FREE
2. Calorie Counter and Diet
Good points: Easy to use, BIG food database, you can customize (set up favorites), can work stand alone (doesn't need to be hooked up to internet in case you lose your signal), tracks more than cardio exercise, set up with your friends! FREE!
3. Nike + GPS
Good points: It's Nike so you know it's not going to be bad. Motiviational, tracking, customize goals, sharing of info, good record keeping.
Not so great point: It is primarilly for running and not much flexibility for other types of exercise activity. Definitely NOT free: $1.99
If you use other apps or have had bad experiences with those listed above, please feel free to share them here in the comments.
Kat Roberts is a local Westchester author. Recent works include: HOT MOMMA - not your typical diet and fitness guide for new moms and women; NO MORE LAZY DAYS - a parenting guide to keep yourself and your children active and off the couch. You can check out more of Kat Roberts at her website at www.katroberts.webs.com