For 2016 I’ve set a 500 mile goal in Runkeeper. I had no idea you could even do this, but last week I was cruising through Instagram and saw someone posting about how they had set a goal in there. I figured since I use this app to track my walks it would be a great motivator to get moving more. The original poster that inspired me to add this goal had set theirs at 2016 miles for the year. Most admirable, but I knew that was probably outside my league. After a lot of internal back and forth I decided that 500 miles was probably doable for me. Not a distance so high I couldn’t reach it, but not so low that it was easy.
I had a bit of a tough time figuring out how to actually set the goal. Once you are in the Runkeeper go to the menu, then the “Me” section, then click on the “Goals” section. To add a goal click the little trophy in the upper right hand corner (this is for the Android version, not sure if iOS differs). I use the free version and it allows one walking goal to be set, but you can also set an additional running goal if you want to split things up.
A 500 mile goal may not be for everyone, but for me it feels pretty darn good. Now if the weather would cooperate just a bit I could get out there and start logging these miles. 🙂
Do you use an app to track your miles? Have you ever set a goal in Runkeeper or a similar app?
About the Author
Alicen Ronan is a Kansas City personal trainer, fitness coach and writer. She has been a certified personal trainer since 2009 when she decided that she wanted to help others make positive lifestyle changes. She is available for personal training and fitness coaching 7 days a week both in the Kansas City metro and virtually.
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