Do you track your exercise? Like your steps or a hike or a bike ride? I like to track and document my activities. I use the Pacer app to count my steps each day. I have a daily goal,and I know from Pacer if I’ve made my goal.
Now, I could use Pacer to track my ebike rides. However, Dan and I recently met a fellow rider on the Katy Trail who mentioned an app he uses to track his rides. The app is called MapMyRide. Like Pacer, it’s free, so it fits in perfectly with my allotted “app budget.”
I like using two different apps to track each activity. When I am riding my ebike, Pacer knows not to count the steps while I’m riding.
With MapMyRide, I tap “Start Workout” and begin riding. I can pause it if we stop. I only do this if we stop for an extended amount of time. Like today, when we rode to our library to pick up the mobile hot spot for our upcoming travel trailer trip. When we’re done riding, I hit pause, finish and then save. Easy Peasy.
Now my ebike has an odometer and a trip meter along with other data, but the MapMyRide app maps the routes and provides historical data. I like looking at that stuff, especially after my ride when I am back at home resting in the recliner.
Using these apps does motivate me. With Pacer, I set goals, and there are days when I walk just a bit more to achieve my goal. With MapMyRide, I haven’t set goals yet, but I probably will. I also know the MapMyRide app has a number of features, but I only use the basic part of it.
What about you? Do you use an app or some other way to track your exercise? Even if you don’t use an app, there’s one very important thing to remember. It still counts.