Map My Run

I usually jog 4-5 times per week.  This is the first winter I’ve chosen to jog outside.  The weather has been mild, so it’s easier.  I can’t seem to get motivated to jog on the treadmill anymore.  I love the variety of things to look at outside…the houses, people, businesses, and nature.  It’s fun jogging on new streets and finding your way back.  Different memories are stirred up from the smells I encounter…the smell coming from people’s dryer vents…or food cooking.  People smile at me or wave and it’s nice to interact.

I found this neat website…”Map My Run” that you can map out your route ahead of time or like me, after you’ve jogged it.  It keeps track of your mileage and the dates you work out.  It even shows the elevation changes.  I’m so thankful that I enjoy working out… because it makes me feel good, makes me look good and keeps me healthy!  Every time I put my jogging pants on…they have the inscription…”Just Do It” on the inside seam and I think…I Am!

I ran my first half marathon on Halloween and still can’t believe it sometimes.  Here I am, in my 50’s and I can run farther than at any other time in my life!

“Believe that you can run farther or faster. Believe that you’re young enough, old enough, strong enough, and so on to accomplish everything you want to do. Don’t let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond yourself.”
John Bingham, running speaker and writer

16 thoughts on “Map My Run

  1. I agree! Once you start running, it’s hard to stop! I only joined the ‘jogging club’ last year and its my new favourite thing. But what is the secret to running outside in winter? I can’t stop getting ‘brain freeze’ from breathing in all the cold air!


  2. FYI: Map My Run also has an app for Android (probaby iPhone, too), so you can actually track it that way as well.
    Congratulations on your amazing accomplishments! That’s AWESOME! I’ve never been a runner. Ever. Never really been a swimmer. But a few years ago, my sister inspired me and I actually did a Triathlon (sprint length). I’ve done several Ironman Challenges (a week or two to do a full Ironman), but never a real Triathlon outside! So, I completed the Olathe in 2008, then did it again (much more painful since I hadn’t trained well) in 2010. I plan to kick butt this year and do two real Triathlons. No more excuses–I just want to finish them. So, I’m going to keep checking your progress, and if you want, you can check mine 🙂 at


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