Wednesday, October 30, 2013


I have a problem.  I am very competitive.

Sometimes this is a good thing because I will push myself harder.  Sometimes it's a bad thing because I have no business being competitive when I'm really just a mom and being a runner doesn't matter.  I say this because sometimes how fast or slow I am can be tied to my self esteem.

Sad, but true.

So there's the honesty in the post for the day!

My friend Breona introduced me to an app called Strava.  Have you heard of this?  I at first had no interest because I still love my computer I strap to my arm (AKA my Garmin 305), but then she told me about segments.

A segment is a stretch of road that keeps track of other Strava users times and pits them against each other.  One person will have a course record, and then it will number the rest 2nd through 10th place.

This is bad for me!  The competition!!!

But it's oh so fun.  Last night Bre and I went out to run a specific segment.  And guess what!

 It is also fun to use to cheer your friends on because you know exactly what course they are running out there!

So check it out, find me, and let's run together!

PS- I spy my other favorite fitness app, Nike Training Club.  What's your favorite fitness app?


Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I am on Strava but I haven't used it in quite awhile. I am also very competitive and I actually quit DailyMile because I felt like I had to keep my mileage up for it. :) and this year I have had one injury after another so it has been very humbling!

Amy @ Run Mom Run said...

Strava: can't do it. I already have a hard enough time making my easy runs easy - I can't race all the time!

Vaughn showed me this months ago - lots of cycling stuff, but hopefully you still find it funny. We find it hilarious.

Amy @ Run Mom Run said...

Forgot the link.

Coy Martinez said...

I'm wayyy too competitve for my own good. Worst part is that I'm not even that fast so it makes it ALL the more interesting and frustrating HAHAHA! Good thing is that I can laugh about it!

I'll have to check this app out!