Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you saw my social media accounts blow up with photos and status updates while I was at BlogFest. The first morning of BlogFest there was an organized fun run for all of us bloggers to meet each other in real life and get to know each other before our first lecture.
I turned on my RunGo app to keep track of our distance and time since I am unfamiliar with downtown Los Angeles. We finished a 1.3 mile loop, which I named the LA Quickie, to get our morning going and I had the pleasure of meeting 5 other bloggers along the way.
Since the rest of the our days were filled with lectures and workouts, I knew I would need to get my running in to prepare for my upcoming Spartan Beast in Temecula. Thankfully I had my RunGo app to show me all the routes nearby and their lengths so I could determine which route I could squeeze in before I started my day of classes.
According to Crime Mapping for LA, there were only shop lifting charges in the general area I would be traveling however, for all of downtown there were over 130 violent crimes in the last month. Now I don’t know about you but being a women with more cardio than lifting under her belt, those were not odds I wanted to take without some reassurance. Not to mention, I don’t know downtown LA so I wanted to make sure the routes I was going to run were also safe. Fortunately RunGo came through and was able to offer me an impressive 40+ routes with commentary from other runners in the area. This was a great way to get a feel of the areas and feel more secure running by myself.
BlogFest was an incredible experience that I will cherish forever and I can’t be more thankful to have had RunGo by my side keeping me safe. If you’re interested in checking out the RunGo app and all the routes it has to offer in your area, go here for Apple or here for Android.