Recently I had a friend send me a link to a very interesting site. I hope this isn’t my latest “Oh something shiny” discovery, but in case it is I should share it with all of you as soon as possible.
The site is mainly a research study, your data is used by some PHD for his studies. However, it doesn’t seem to be invasive or overly involved. You pick a “trail” to get across America. My account only gave me one option (perhaps because of my home state?) and I started in VA. You pick Cycling, Running, and/or Walking mileage goals for the year/week. You can opt to have emails sent if you miss your goal, if you complete a state, if a virtual partner (or real) passes you and/or if you do not log miles for a set number of days…and a few other options. Currently I have it set for running and cycling to track my miles. I’ll never cross America on wheels or feet alone (or so I think) but maybe using both I can come close? There is an option to show progress for all activities or progress based on one type. You can compare where you are at using feet versus wheels. Let’s face it Ohio + snow = not biking for some of us (cough-cough). I don’t want to count gym related fitness if not needed.
As you log your miles (it reminds me of Active Trainer) you will have a picture and a note telling you how far you’ve traveled, what it looks like where you are, and how far to your next check-in point. Currently I am here:
6 miles to go before reaching Williamsburg, VA.
Who wants to join me on a trip across America?