Ironman Louisville is officially 5 weeks away and these next 2 weeks are going to be the most intensive training weeks on our schedule. In the next 2 weeks we’ll swim 16,500 meters (about 10 miles), bike 225 miles and run close to 70 miles. I don’t know about you, but those numbers are scary!
Then again, that’s Ironman training and I knew what I was signing up for when I hit that register button last October!
Luckily, I’ve got a few things to motivate me through these next two weeks:
First, I love to swim, bike and run and really do enjoy spending my days eating, sleeping, swimming, biking, running and repeating it all.
On days I may not be as motivated or for those really long workouts, I know I have friends and awesome training partners and I am always recruiting more! This includes DC Tri friends, Team in Training buddies and you! If you’re in the DC Metro Area and want to swim, bike or run, contact me!
I joined EveryMove in January of 2013, so I’ve been using EveryMove for quite some time. When I saw the opportunity to review the app through Girls Gone Sporty, I couldn’t resist! As a veteran EveryMove user, I have had time to explore all of the apps features and grow with the company through its various updates. Considering I’m still with them a year and a half later, they’re obviously doing something right!
EveryMove is a free app that lets you earn points for hundreds of activities, from running to yoga to yard work. They take tracking your activities to a whole new level by rewarding you! You earn points for all your activities and can earn rewards in the form of discounts and free gifts from various health-conscious and startup brands. Sounds fun right?
How do you use EveryMove?
First, join online or download the app for iPhone or Android. Once you’ve got an account, using EveryMove is super simple. When I first downloaded the app I was entering most of my activities manually. While I’ll occasionally still do this, EveryMove has since linked up with a bunch of Apps & Devices including Garmin Connect (where most of my workout data comes from), MyFitnessPal, Fitbit, Jawbone Up, Nike+, Strava and more (just click the Apps & Devices button).
Now I literally go out for my workout and next thing I know my workout has been uploaded to EveryMove and I’ve earned points! Yesterday after my 36-mile bike ride, my Garmin 910XT synched with Garmin Connect on my computer, and just like that I had earned 113 points.
What can you do with the points?
On EveryMove, sweat is rewarded with badges, levels, active day bonuses, offers from brands, and charitable donation opportunities. Good Things Come to Those Who Sweat! The harder you work, the more points you get and the quicker you earn rewards!
I don’t like the Reward options, why should I use EveryMove?
I’m not gonna lie, some months, the rewards are better than others and sometimes I haven’t found rewards that motivate me.
EveryMove has solutions for that: You can use the “Request It” button and send them ideas for rewards and if none of the rewards grab your attention, you typically have at least one or two charitable donation options.
At first I was bummed that they only donate $1 for every 500 points, but considering that I earn about 3500 points a month that’s $7 donated to charity, all with minimal effort on my part…well except the hard work and sweating of course!
Another option I’m loving is the option to connect with friends to cheer each other on. You can give 3 of your friends points whenever you have active days AND you can compete to be at the top of the leaderboards. Ain’t no harm in some friendly competition, right? I even compete with the people in my city (you can filter your leaderboards for friends, city, everyone)…although I’m pretty sure that’s a one-sided competition, because I don’t even know if half of them realize we’re competing!
The best news?
As my Momentum Jewelry Giveaway comes to an end, I’ve got a brand new giveaway for you; an amazing EveryMove Prize Pack!
The Prize Pack Includes:
- $40 gift code from Carve Designs
- Holy Detox (Deep Cleanse) tea sample from Chai Diaries
- 22 oz. Original Clean Bottle from Clean Bottle
- 30% off from DA Active
- one subscription box from Kona Kase
- one O+ mini from Oxygen Plus
- $15 off 3, 6, or 12 month subscriptions from Panty By Post
- 50% off a DVD kit from POUND
- Real Food Barre samples from Real Food Barre
- one full size Alive Reef Safe Sunscreen from Sea Kind
- $100 gift code from Skora Running
- two Sweat-Free Ice Packs from UKonserve
- fruit & veggie leather samples from Veggie-Go!
Yep, one of you can will all of that from EveryMove! What are you waiting for?! Enter today!