Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Power Of The Street Team

Today I dropped my 35th pound - thanks to LoseIt, RunKeeper, and a great set of friends. Tools are good, data might be even better, but having a set of people that get you out of bed and onto the road, as commerical says, is priceless.

Using RunKeeper’s Street Team, you can set up challenges, like number of miles or calories. Our team has mix of swimmers, runners, walkers, and bicyclists, so we agreed on Events; whoever has the most events in a month wins. If you don’t think that everyone of us looks at the RunKeeper stats every morning to see what the totals are, you’re crazy.

So, instead of getting a celebratory pizza for losing the 35 pounds, I grabbed my running shoes and hit the pavement for my second event of the day as a big ‘thank you’ to my teammates. Because after they’re done cursing me, they’ll hit the pavement or hop on a bike and thank me right back…..

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