Five for Friday – Technology is a good thing
|August 22, 2013||Posted by Carrie under bloggers, FitFluential, fitness|
I wrote a post a while back about my favorite mobile aps – when I went back to look at it, I realized I wrote it almost 2 years ago and it was time for an update. And more than an update – I’ve realized over the past few years how much my life revolves around technology. And here’s my Five for Friday on why I think technology is a good thing:
1. I’ve gone on and on lately about my online bootcamp experiences. This is a perfect use of technology. From getting my workouts via email – to the links to videos from the trainers – to the private Facebook groups for questions and motivation. I wouldn’t have been able to develop a love for strength training without these online groups. Not to mention all of the amazing people I’ve met online (and now many in person) – there’s a whole world of people out there with similar interests to me. The technology connects us and makes this big world a little smaller (and lets us take pictures of our yummy meals).
2. A community: I work in a small office, not so much socializing going on. If I wasn’t able to squeeze in a little texting to my friends, or a check in with IG, I think I just might go crazy.
3. Podcasts: back to that quiet office – I listen to podcasts. I listen to the Brian & Jill show every day and Another Mother Runner and Pop Culture Happy Hour are at the top of my playlist. I also subscribe to Stuff You Should Know, The Nerdist and Stuff Mom Never Told You and a few more.
4. Tracking my kid: so, I’ve got a teenager, she does more things on her own. Find my iPhone is very useful when she forgets to check in – at least I know she’s made it where she’s supposed to be.
5. My memory: It’s like the more things I have to remember, the more things I forget. I haven’t memorized a phone number in years.
6. Bonus: Remember the Thomas Guide? What’s that? Maps on my phone are the way to go. I was listening to a SYSK podcast about maps and it reminded me that I really should teach my kids how to read the Thomas Guide – kind of like the same reason why my mom made me learn how to drive a stick shift car.
Do you think technology makes the world a little smaller? and helps us in a good way? How has technology helped you?