I will be completely honest with you guys. I don’t always enjoy working out. I only do it because I almost always have good company, good tunes and usually food at the end. That is pretty much all I need to convince myself to occasionally workout.
Usually, it takes a few texts from my running buddies to get me up and out the door. However, when they are busy with life and the weather is terrible I am left to run on my own.
This past winter, which feels never ending even in the middle of April, I really had to find my own running mojo. It was dark and usually very cold when I was running. No amount of post run hot chocolate could get me motivated.
Luckily, I found out about an amazing app that made my runs way more enjoyable: Spring Moves (to download, click in the link directly from your iphone)
Spring Moves’ first product – the Spring app (iOS) – is a music service and exercise tracker. Think Pandora meets Fitbit. The Spring app uses music – specifically rhythm – to make runners go faster and farther, with less effort and fewer injuries.
I could not have summed this up better myself! This app is totally Pandora meets Fitbit. You have your music and pace/mileage/time all on one screen. How amazing is that?
I truly believe that the right music can change your workout. My favorite group fitness classes are the ones with the catchy music. Now you can have that on your run! When I am running to great music, I forget that I am running. I forget that it is hard and I forget that I am tired and want to quit. Fast and upbeat music makes me feel like I am dancing on top of the world and can accomplish anything. Those are my favorite types of runs.
With the Spring Moves app I don’t have to come up with my own playlist or have to listen to some boring commercial while running. You can pick the perfect BPM for your walk or run! Personally, I loved the music that was included in the playlists and I rarely skipped a song. It made my cold winter runs way more exciting!
My favorite part after a run is when I am done. I can reflect on how hard I pushed myself and what distance I want to tackle next. And the best part is that you can continue to jam out to your tune from Spring Moves on the want home!
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What is your favorite way to motivate yourself on a run?