Monday, April 8, 2013

G Is For...GPS

 GPS is what we use to navigate our cars or steps with.  A GPS is defined as a global system of U.S. navigational satellites developed to provide precise positional and velocity data and global time synchronization for air, sea, and land travel. 

Some of us use GPS for navigating while driving or hiking, others of us use it for mapping or recording our walks or runs with apps like Mapmyrun or Runtastic. I use mapmyrun and a Runtastic timer on my iPod but since I don't have GPS I cannot use mapmyrun in live time. 

Mapmyrun has been so nice, in that I can go take a run and come home and use the create a map tab on their website, save it and use that same map over and over again

Runtastic's timer is a great tool to use when running or doing run/walk intervals.  There are three parts to the timer, part one is warmup or prepare, step two is your main workout, and step three is rest. I use it on my runs and as I end each phase of the timer it sends me an audio message telling me what to do next.

Thanks so much for stopping by, welcome to week 2 of the Challenge! Blessings and hugs!
  
What do you use your GPS for? 
What do you wish you had GPS for?
Anyone else use Mapmyrun or Runtastic?

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

"Limitations only exist if you let them" 

© 2013 Shannon M. King. This publication is the exclusive property of Shannon M. King and is protected under the US Copyright Act of 1976 and all other applicable international, federal, state and local laws. The contents of this post/story may not be reproduced as a whole or in part, by any means whatsoever, without consent of the author, Shannon M. King. All rights reserved.

22 comments:

  1. I don't own a GPS but I've used them in rental cars and they can be very helpful leading one to a destination. I have a friend who uses one for geocaching.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have a friend that does geocaching too Lee! Blessings and thanks for coming by, I'm so honored!

      Delete
  2. I don't have GPS, but I should. I'm constantly getting lost around here (it's a new city to me) and am always calling my husband for directions. :)

    Thanks for the follow! I like your blog—following back!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I cannot survive without my GPS - I m directionally challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi! I found you during my homework on the A-Z blog tour. :) Have you tried the Nike app? I think it does everything you're talking about in one app. I could be wrong... but it's all I use and I love it.

    Pretty blog site!! I'll be back tomorrow!

    Dana
    Waiter, drink please!


    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Dana, I have the Nike app but don't have internet on my iPod outside of my house...lol! Blessings and thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  5. Good grief! Running has become so technological!

    I don't have a GPS, and I don't want one. But thanks for asking. If I know the time and where the sun is, I can usually figure things out pretty well.

    But go right ahead and have fun with your toys. Well, they're not toys; you put the technology to good use.

    Blessings and Bear hugs!
    Bears Noting

    ReplyDelete
  6. I use a barminess GPS in my car. I have a terrible sense of direction. I also love my gamin 205 for running. It helps me keep track of distance and pace.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just drive the route and map it later..that way I can just use my maps on mapmyroute...well actually it maps the distance for me!

      Delete
  7. I will have to check Runtastic out! I am not ready yet to use a running app but I am looking forward to the day I will! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    maddy @ skinnyitdown.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maddy just keep doing what you are doing and it will happen!

      Delete
  8. I use GPS in the car, although it's let me down several times and I much prefer directions from someone who knows how to get where I'm going.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I prefer to map it on mapquest, it makes me feel safer for some reason! Thanks Emily for coming by my blog.

      Delete
  9. I'm with you on mapquest. I never use the GPS. LOL! I'm also a fellow runner. Thanks for the Runtastic tip. I currently use RunKeeper to keep up with my activity.

    ReplyDelete

I'm so happy you stopped by...can't wait to hear all you've got to say! Blessings and hugs!

Labels

5k (19) A-Z Challenge (25) Acupuncture (1) AMT (1) B is for (17) Biceps Femoris injury (3) bike (1) biking (7) bloghopping (1) BMR (1) books (1) C is for (16) cancer (13) celebration (7) celebrity runners (1) checking in (23) chia (1) Christmas season (3) coastal getaway (1) cooking (1) cross train (28) current obsessions (1) D is for (15) dancing (2) days of giving thanks (10) drink (1) E is for (14) exercise (45) expresso bikes (7) F is for (13) facebook (1) family (33) FF linkup (3) fires (1) fitness (26) flower (1) food (13) friday blog hop (2) friends (29) G is for (13) gardening (4) goals (3) God (12) goodbyes (1) gym time (5) H is for (11) healthy living (20) hot weather running (13) hump day inspiration (3) I is for (9) injury (28) inspiration (4) instagram (3) J is for (10) K is for (9) kindness (3) l is for (8) letters to myself (1) link-up (1) local sugar (1) low iodine diet (1) M is for (7) mapmyfun (1) marathon (10) marathon training (30) May Challenge (1) mothers day (5) N is for (6) negative splits (2) new year (2) numbers (1) O is for (5) overnight oats (1) overpronation (2) P is for (4) Pear Blossom Run (8) pelvic stress fracture (28) Picture Perfect Friday (1) Pinterest (1) prayers needed (3) Q is for (3) R is for (2) race (13) racing (3) Random facts (1) recipes (2) rest (1) rest day (17) rowing (2) running (57) running club (2) runtastic (1) S is for (1) sciatica (3) spin class (4) sprint (4) strength train (6) Sunshine Award (1) surgery (2) swimming (1) T is for (1) thanksgiving (2) The China Study (1) tiny dictator (1) tragedy in CT (1) training (22) twitter (1) U is for (1) ultra-running (1) V is for (1) vegan (6) vlog (4) W is for (1) walk/run intervals (24) weddings (1) weight loss (5) working out (10) x y and z (1) YMCA (3)