Thursday, 7 August 2014

Map My 4km Walk

I knew I wanted to go for a walk after work today, but instead of doing the usual walk around the block, I decided to walk to the couriers and back, since I had a few parcels from Jane's Jewels NZ to send.

I marked out the walk on Map my Walk website and it told me that the walk to the couriers was 1.76km, so return was 3.53km in total, which sounded pretty good to me, since my usual walks are around the 3km mark, so this added an extra
500-ish metres to my walk.

I then got changed into my walking gear, grabbed the courier parcels, put on my headphones, put the Halti (head-collar) on Atlas (to stop him pulling) and I was ready to go. I started up the "Map my Walk" app on my iPhone and started walking. 

 I just love the Map my Walk app, it connects to the GPS in your phone and tracks your entire walk. I have the "Voice Feedback" turned on, so I get informed at every kilometre, how far I have walked, how long I have been walking and my current pace! Which really keeps you motivated, especially if you want to walk for a certain amount of time, or a certain distance.

I was just around the corner from the couriers when the app told me I had walked 2km! Which told me that website was a bit out with it's measurements but meant that my walk would about around 4km in total! Yahoo!

Once I dropped the parcels off at the couriers, we turned around and headed back home. We were almost home when the app told me I had walked 4km! I was very excited, as all my previous walks had only been 3 point something.

When I got home I stopped the app and completed the record.
The app told me I had walked 4.19km in 45 minutes & 4 seconds, that my average pace was 10.45 minutes per kilometre and that I had burned 1674 kilojoules.
Whoop Whoop! Next Goal is 5km!!

Atlas was pretty well behaved, and didn't pull too much. There were a few roads to cross but he sat (when told) at each intersection and waited for me to check for cars :) During the walk there is a few huge sections of very long grass! Which Atlas had never experienced before but loved exploring!

Me at the 4km mark!
Atlas exploring the long grass.


  1. Well done. Let us know when you crack the 5km.

  2. Wahoo. Well done. 5 km will be easy if you can do 4 already.