As the weather worsens through Autumn and Winter, I find that I need some extra motivation to keep me running regularly. I’m trying out My Virtual Mission as a way to keep moving.
The site (and its app) allows users to create a virtual route through any locations and then use the app to track distance moved while walking, running, cycling or other activities as progress along that route.
Create your mission on our planning map. If you want, you can set your mission up as a fundraiser for a charity or your own cause or you can elect not to fundraise with your mission at all.
Then just go out and do your usual exercise such as walking, running, swimming, cycling or whatever and log each of your distances into your mission page or smartphone app.
Your progress along your mission path will be updated and you’ll get to see just how far you’ve gone and how far you’ve got to go.
You’ll be obsessing about exercising in no time!
Having a visual representation of how far you have exercised helps keep you focused and motivated.
Imagine getting up in the morning and thinking “I really want to exercise today so I can get in to Timbuktu by the end of the week” Well that’s exactly the kind of thing you’ll be saying to yourself!My Virtual Mission
For this first shot at using My Virtual Mission, I decided to create a mission, Dean to Halifax, that follows a route from the place where I grew up to the place where I live now. I’ll run 98.6 km over about a month.
Once I’ve finished this mission, I might try The Conqueror Virtual Fitness Challenges for something a bit more ambitious.