Monday, July 23, 2012

Zombies, Run!

I just bought my first app. That is, paid for an app for the first time. I like to stick with free apps.
I keep wanting to build up the stamina to learn to run. Any time I try to run I usually end up having something akin to an asthma attack (I don't officially have asthma) and losing my voice. Plus, I have weak ankles. I'm not athletic. If you didn't know it already, I hate sports. But I want to run so bad!

So my husband told my about this app called "Zombies, Run!" It's designed to make your run or walk more interesting. To kind of give you a push and a reason to keep going.

I'll let the description on Google Play explain it:
Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventureYou tie your shoes, put on your headphones, take your first steps outside. You’ve barely covered 100 yards when you hear them. They must be close. You can hear every guttural breath, every rattling groan - they’re everywhere. Zombies. There’s only one thing you can do: Run!
Zombies, Run! is an ultra-immersive running game and audio adventure, co-created with award-winning novelist Naomi Alderman. We deliver the story straight to your headphones through orders and voice recordings - and when you get back home, you use the supplies you’ve collected while running to build and grow your base.
WALK, JOG, OR RUN ANYWHERE
Zombies, Run! works anywhere and at any speed. You can jog in a park, run along a beach, or walk along a trail. 
YOU ARE RUNNER 5
Hundreds of lives are counting on you. You've got to rebuild your base from a few shivering survivors into a fortified beacon of civilization by collecting critical supplies and avoiding roving zombie hordes. Can you save them and learn the truth about the zombie apocalypse? 
A WORLD OF STORIES
With 30 missions and over 40 runs worth of gameplay, you become the hero in an epic story of humanity’s struggle for survival where your running *really* matters - and there’s a deeper mystery to be uncovered as well... 
YOUR OWN MIX
Choose your own custom playlists before you start running: the story unfolds in between your tracks through a series of dynamic radio messages and voice recordings. 
INTERVAL TRAINING - WITH ZOMBIES
With our optional ‘Zombie Chases’ mode, you’ll need to increase your speed and work up a sweat if you hear zombies on your tail. That’s right - we’ve made interval training *fun*! 
VIEW YOUR RUNS ONLINE WITH ZOMBIELINK
Register with our free ZombieLink service to view and share your runs online, complete with maps (coming very soon), full run history, and the ability to ‘play back’ zombie chases so you can see how much faster you ran when the living dead were right behind you! 
KEEP THE SURVIVORS ALIVE
You automatically collect items like medicine, batteries, and ammo while running - but when you're back home, who needs them more: the soldiers or the doctors? Which buildings need extra defenses? It’s up to you - and the bigger your base, the more missions you can play.
So, yeah, I bought it. I'm setting it up and plan to take my first walk with it tonight. I'm going to start walking on a daily basis and run what little bit I can, slowly building up to, hopefully, taking a daily jog.

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