I’ve been running three times a week now for three weeks. This is a miracle for me in July – seriously. I owe it all to one app that a friend introduced to me – GymPact. Basically, you get paid when you meet your goal and when you don’t meet it you pay $5 for every day you skipped.
Let me explain that a bit better…
I made a goal or pact to go to the gym or run (with RunKeeper) three times a week. For each week that I meet that goal, I get paid about $1.32 or so. If I only go two days out of three, then I pay in $5. If I miss two days, it’s $10…and all three is $15. Luckily, I’ve not missed any days so far! This app has kept me motivated to run/go to the gym.
I never thought I’d ditch my Garmin and run with my phone, but since I have to use RunKeeper with this app, I’ve done just that. But, what I didn’t expect is that I actually really like RunKeeper! I like that I can see my route right there on my phone, see my splits, and that the app talks to me every 5 minutes. But, what I really like is that it allows me to run and keep my pact with GymPact.
No, none of this is sponsored - I’m not that cool. I really just wanted to share what has been motivating me to run lately.
Now, on the running front… I’m still not back to where I am when I’m routinely running, but I’m getting there! I’m also getting a little used to the heat and humidity – finally! I usually run around sunset and I’m drenched in sweat!