App Review: Charity Miles

Charity Miles Home Screen
The applications main screen is a listing of different charities that you can select to donate your exercise to.

Do you walk, run or ride a bike? If so, why not help out different charities for each mile that you go? That’s the idea behind Charity Miles. Walking and running donates 25 cents per mile while biking donates 10 cents per mile.

Once you select the charity that you want to donate to, you select your activity by sliding the exercises at the top, walk, run or bike and then start your activity. As you move around the mile counter will automatically update based off the GPS data that your phone gets, so once you start you don’t need to worry about the application again until the end of your activity.

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Spartan Race: Workout Of The Day

The Spartan Race’s Workout Of the Day (or WOD) is a great resource for different routines to spice up your workouts. The WOD for today looks like a lot of fun:

Warm up:
Dynamic warm-up – 3 movements x2

Main:
Run 1/2 mile
30 crunches
Run 1/2 mile
15 hanging knee raises
Run 1/2 mile
1 minute plank
Run 1/2 mile
1 minute plank

Sprint level: x1
Super level: x2
Beast level: x3

Cool down:
Stretch

You can sign up for the Spartan Races WOD’s here.

P90X3 Completed. Up Next…

Now that I’ve completed P90X3, which is a great workout, I wanted to go back to the original P90X, but with a twist. P90X and Focus T25 Hybrid. This schedule was created by John T, taking the best of both worlds. You can read about his reasoning behind the different workout choices in the link above. I really liked P90X3, but I wanted more time on the weights and since P90X is roughly twice as long as X3 per workout, I think this should fit the bill nicely.

Registered for two more races today

What’s the one thing you can count on from a race? A finish line? Bananas? Well, yes, but also flyers for other upcoming races! I found out about the Fire Dash and Zombie Fest. The Fire Dash is a unique obstacle course that is designed to simulate fire fighting situations that benefits the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Double bonus if you ask me.  Then the Zombie Fest, another race that you have to outrun zombies. The Races page has been updated!

2014 Bridge to Brews 10K

April 6th, 2014 – This was my first time running the Bridge to Brews 10k and my first 10k race overall. I was a little worried about being able to finish due to my calf being re-injured during the Shamrock 15k. I thought I was completely healed prior to the Shamrock race, but I guess I didn’t heal 100%. I have a few micro tears that give it a little bit of pain every once and a while sine the 15k. I decided that I was not going to push myself to finish this race and would let my body tell me when it was time to stop running and walk. I did this as I do not want to aggregate the injury any further as I have the Spartan Beast in 2 months that I want to be 100% for.

I met up with a bunch of friends a little before 8am to run the race with then checked into the swanky VIP section (I totally recommend this for the Bridge to Brews race. 1000% worth it!), dropped my bag off and headed to the starting area. As we were getting read to start, I fired up my running apps, Charity Miles, Run Keeper, Nike Running and Zombies, Run! I must be entertained while running! Continue reading 2014 Bridge to Brews 10K