In my goal to become fit I have often looked into technology to help me gain an advantage over my on-going battle with obesity.
One way technology has contributed is by providing people like me access to free calorie counter applications both in our mobile devices and in our desktop.
These year I have tried several calorie counting applications to find the best fit for me and as of now the app of choice for me is MyFitnessPal.
The past few days I have been unable to sync my RunKeeper activities in my iPhone app to the site. This really pissed me off because after I viewed the site’s support page a lot of other users have expressed the same things that I was experiencing but there was no response from the RunKeeper staff.
For today’s run I decided to not risk it anymore. I switched to Nike+ GPS. It’s a paid app if I remember correctly but I got it for free when they went on a promo a few months back.
I loved how the website looks and I also like the way the app itself looks when you lock the screen. Red and black colors just seem to attract me. In terms of performance it looked like it is at par with RunKeeper with keeping track of the route and your pace. miCoach had a problem with losing the GPS signal.
The thing that really made me happy today was the fact that my effort got uploaded to the website!!! It really does help to motivate you if you see in “black and white” how you performed. That’s why I was so frustrated with RunKeeper because their site has not been functioning well for the past few days.
Today I ran 4.5km and my performance was actually not great but I am satisfied with it. I’d rather have baby steps than nothing at all.
I’ve been thinking for the past few days of changing back to RunKeeper for keeping track of my runs. I know in a previous post I mentioned that the Adidas miCoach has all these great features and Derrick Rose is your coach but after using it for a couple of days I’ve gotten to the notion that it is limiting me a bit.
How did miCoach limit me? Well the training plan I chose often limited the trainings to 15 minutes or max 30 minutes. That’s fine actually but after the training is over I know I can do more. I mean I’m not yet tired and I know my body can still handle a few kilometers.