Today, I was poking around on the web and found a website called dailymile.com. A quote on their homepage from the New York Times describes it as a “Twitter-like approach for logging your runs or other training activities.” I’ve not heard of Dailymile until today, but from what I understand (having just registered today), you can participate in other users’ fitness challenges or develop your own challenge and invite your friends to participate. Sports featured include running, cycling, swimming, weights, walking, cross training, and more. There are various challenge categories: Most Distance, Virtual Race, Distance Goal and Co-op Distance Goal.
The interface of the dailymile website looks much like Facebook’s News Feed with posts by various users and replies from others following their post. You can connect (invite) friends from Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo, Gmail, and Hotmail and can share your dailymile posts on your Facebook page. You can also search for other people in your area (cyclists in Louisville as an example).
To fill in my profile a bit, I wanted to add yesterday’s Hike and Bike ride. I was hoping to be able to link to the MapMyRide map that I had already created, but instead I had to re-create it on dailymile’s website, but it was quick and painless. Just like creating the MapMyRide maps. You can also use a Garmin device or a Nike+, but I don’t have either of those (although a Garmin is in my future eventually).
In the Community section of the site, you can view People, Routes, Challenges, Events, Forums or Groups. I’ve not had time to build up my Friends section, but I created a challenge for myself (and anyone else who wants to participate with me): complete at least one one-day metric century (62 miles) by the end of July. My longest one-day ride to date has been 50 miles, so I think 62 miles is a reasonable goal.
So if you’re not familar with Dailymile, check it out and let me know what you think.
Today’s food journal:
— Chocolate mint Builder Bar (I was in a rush this morning) = 270 cal.
— Salad with ranch dressing = 178
— 1/2 turkey sandwich on whole wheat with pepperjack cheese = 190
— Iced tea = 10
— 1 apple = 95
— Soft pretzel = 483
— Iced tea = 0
— Weight Watchers ice cream bar = 130
Life is a journey. Enjoy the ride!
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