Don't worry - There's an App for that!
And in this case, there really is. I've been using MapMyFitness apps since we lived in Dartmouth to track my routes as I jog/walk/run. It is a great way to be sure of the distance, rate of pace and duration. Recording your workouts gives you a visual representation of your hard work and I think that is a great motivator. It is great to be able to check what your average pace has been so you know where you can improve or if you need to slow down to complete your route without overdoing it.
|If you think I was going to post pics of me exercising you're laughing, instead I'll share the views I get while walking in beautiful Fredericton on their amazing walking trails.|
|We had to get a little creative and do some off-roading with the stroller as the flood waters are eating away my space on the walking path!|
|Snoozing like a boss, this guy really digs the long walks all snuggled up and getting some fresh air.|
|Fortunately for Fredericton this is as high as the water came for this part of spring flooding!|
For some really amazing shots of Fredericton flooding in 2008 check out my Aunt Gails photos she's shared from her blog here.
One of the really great things about this app is that it also provides you access to a Dogwalking/running/jogging/biking/hiking community that share's their routes and comments on them.
Now in a small town I am sorry you are unlikely to have many people sharing but in a bigger city it is a great resource for someone looking to explore new routes. Comments like "wonderful views, nice breeze", "paved and great elevation" and "always seems to be a large stray dog hanging around" are really helpful and can let you make an informed decision about your travels.
For a very little price on the App Store (I believe they are $2.99 or free each... I can't check because I've already purchased them haha) you've got a great tool to help you stay motivated and informed about your workouts!