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Endomondo Goes All In With Calorie Tracking…

June 2012
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I’ve posted about a brazillion times about Endomondo because I think the tracking software is awesome – I was actually happy to buy the pay app just so I could contribute to the company.

For the longest time they went by a standard formula to figure calories burned for each sport, adjusted for speed.  Correctly, I might add, the faster you go, the more you burn.

Now they’ve got a formula that takes into account activity, age, gender, speed, weightand heart rate.

The good news is that I’ll have a hyper accurate accounting of how many of calories that I’m burning…  On the other hand, I’ve only ever counted my calories once – in 41 years of pumping air on this planet.  I can use that information like I can use a hit in the head.  I’m a pretty simple guy:  Oh, hey, the scale’s going down.  Time to eat more.  Or Oh, hey, the scale’s going up, better make that Whopper a Junior!

Road Bike:  $3,000

Mountain Bike:  $650

Running Shoes:  $125

Jammers, goggles and cap:  $75

Cycling Clothes and Accessories:  $1,250

Truck to transport all of that s#!t around:  $8,000

Time devoted to getting into shape:  1 – 3 hours a day, 6 days a week.

Not having to kick the cat when the desert tray goes by?

Priceless.

 

What’s a brazillion you ask?

Donald Rumsfeld is in the Oval Office speaking with President Bush.  Rumsfeld, speaking about the Iraq war, says “Mr. President, I have some bad news…  Three Brazillian soldiers were killed today in the explosion outside the Green Zone”.

The President turns to Rumsfeld, visibly shaken…  “Well that’s terrible”…  “Hey, how many’s in a brazillion?”

Fan of President Bush or not, that one’s funny.

 


10 Comments

  1. Kimberly / ThePowerOfRun.com says:

    I guess time will tell if this was a wise purchase or not, but I just bought the Wahoo thingamajig for my bike. It turns your iPhone into a bike computer. And you don’t have to use the Wahoo software. It works with any of the popular apps, including Endomondo. I used it for the first time last night (along with my new cycle shoes!!). It looks like it will be a handy tool for this newbie!

  2. Sandra says:

    Thanks for the info about Endo. Now only if we could track our intake, I would be completely sold!

    By the way, that was one of my favorite Bushisms. I have to admit that I miss that moronic Dan Quayle. That boy said some really stupid sh*t!

    • bgddyjim says:

      Dude, where have you been? Joe Biden has been the VP for 3-1/2 years – he makes Quayle look like a Rhodes Scholar

      • Sandra says:

        Ba ha ha ha! Funniest thing I’ve ever heard! Roads scholar, maybe. That boy had a gaffe a day (I think Joe hides from the media so he doesn’t eclipse DQ for stupid comments–smart choice). 🙂

  3. beechcreekproject says:

    One of these days I’ll have to get me a smartphone and check out all these cool apps I see people talking about. Right now I just use a program to keep track of my mileage, times, etc for my bike rides and hiking. Now if they just had an app to make cooler weather. 🙂

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