The Trimble Outdoors Insider Blog
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Over the span of 12 events, 533 people have come out to join AllSport GPS Ambassador Ben Davis. During the runs, they have covered 1,652 miles and burned 297,082 calories, which puts the Tour on a pace to burn over 1,000,000 calories by the final event.
After tonight's event in Buffalo, Ben and crew will enjoy a very well deserved day off, before heading to the Great White North of Canada.
Our friend's in Toronto will get a chance to Do Life on Saturday starting at 10:15am. The event will begin at the train by Steamwhistle, which is across from the CN tower.
Be sure to check out Ben's site, bendoeslife.com and follow him on Twitter @BenDoesLife.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
It might be a natural thing to assume that fitness--in whatever form it may be--is a way to deal with just weight issues; I'm finding that that isn't the case.
Through this tour, we have indeed met many people who are using running as a means to lose weight, but we have also met people struggling with drug addiction, alcohol dependency, depression, anxiety, agoraphobia, and even eating disorders. The fact of the matter is this: fitness can be used to replace an array of different struggles. It's a resonating positive energy that has been scientifically proven to make people feel better.
We have to figure out a way to replace the unsatisfying areas of our lives with something positive and over the past two years, I've found that doing these things, and, more importantly, doing these things together is a huge key to finding that happiness.
Is something going on in your life? Are you looking to replace some bad habits with something good? Try running. Try biking. Try swimming. Try yoga. Get active and see what happens. I think you'll be surprised.
Eleven cities down. 21 to go. Hope to see you out there.
Monday, June 27, 2011
A couple of things my dad said over the past few months in regard to running resonate with me. One is that running is the key that opens the door to a guilt free day.
I find that if I don’t run it’ll hover over me like a dark cloud until I finally get up and do it, and once I’ve done it I feel great -- like no matter what else I accomplish that day it’s been a success because I’ve gotten my running in.
Closely related to this is the concept of acting our way into right thinking. Our minds can be our worst enemies in terms of talking ourselves out of what we should be doing. If we just get up and do whatever physical thing we’re supposed to be doing, then our minds will follow, and we’ll wind up feeling good about it.
It’s a win-win that way, body and mind. Take the steps, the mind will follow.
Friday, June 24, 2011
1,112.9 miles run
199,172 calories burned
Ben Davis and crew are getting out across the country and having a great time spreading the word of healthy and happy living and you can check out the fun right here in AllSport GPS' Tour Flickr stream.
This weekend, the Tour hits Orlando on Saturday and Atlanta on Sunday, so if you're in the area, be sure to head out and join the fun.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
We’ve been on the Do Life tour for four days. Four long days of traveling, running, training for an Ironman and getting not-a-lot of sleep.
But, already, it’s been four of the coolest days we have ever experienced.
We’ve met hundreds of people. Hundreds of people who have lost thousands of pounds, hundreds of people who have, through fitness, found a better life.
And that’s what it’s about.
As we were driving through Philadelphia a few days ago, we were talking about how cool it is that we’ve shared the trails with so many different types of people. Different ages from four years old up to 64 years old. So many different people from different walks and places of life.
And that’s what this is about.
We’ve realized that when we strap on our shoes and hit the trails together, we’re no longer teachers or lawyers or CEOs or bankers or waitresses or truckers or whatever we do.
We are runners. No more, no less.
We run together, we tell our stories, we share our inspiration and no one is better than the other.
We are runners.
And that’s what it’s about.
We’ve been on the road for four days, and we have 36 left to go.
We hope to see you out there.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The 121 runners have combined to run 375.1 miles which has burned 72,271 calories...in only three days. Wow.
With those amazing results, the potential for the Tour over it's remaining 28 events is limitless.
It continues tonight (June 21st) in Baltimore, then heads to Washington DC tomorrow.
Following the Mid-Atlantic portion, Ben Davis and company will head to the South. The Charlotte event will be run on June 23rd before the Tour's first off-day on Friday. The man does need rest at some point...or does he?
The weekend brings the fun to Orlando (June 25th) and then Atlanta on Sunday the 26th.
For details, click on the city name above. Don't miss the only surefire blockbuster of the summer, the Do Life Tour.
Be sure to join the Do Life Movement on Facebook as it closes in on it's 6,000th member.
Monday, June 20, 2011
The first weekend of the first annual Do Life Tour is now in the books and it was a smashing success.
The first stop was Saturday June 18th in Boston, where Ben Davis and those who attended took their 5K run through Cambridge's Danehy Park. Ben uses the AllSport GPS app on his iPhone, so you can check out the precise route here. Also, don't miss all of the fun photos from the event here.
The next day, the Tour ran through New York City's famed Central Park, and you can see the route and photos here.
Those who attended the two events combined to run 173.6 miles and burn nearly 35,000 calories. Amazing.
Next up is Philadelphia, which will be beginning tonight (Monday the 20th) at 6:30pm. If you'd like to come out and run, simply be at the parking lot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and get ready to have fun and Do Life.
On Tuesday the 21st, the Tour heads to Baltimore. That run begins at 6:30 at the tennis courts at Druid Hill Park.
Check out the full list of tour dates here.
Friday, June 17, 2011
The update includes several enhancements including:
- Video clips can now be uploaded to YouTube
- Fixed a crashing bug that occurred when changing to unit system
- Ensured Settings remain in place after app is closed- Enhanced recording when app is killed in the background
- Other bug fixes and performance and stability upgrades
Make sure to download this new version today.
When you log on to allsportgps.com/bendavis, you will find the latest Ben Davis and Do Life Tour news, an interactive map on all 31 runs across the United States and Canada, fitness and training tips from Ben, fun tour stats and more.
In addition, fans can submit questions to Ben for the Q&A sessions he will be holding during the course of the coming months. They can also view his runs on the tour that he ran while using AllSport GPS and join the Do Life Movement on Facebook
Don't forget that the Do Life Tour kicks off tomorrow, June 18th, in Boston. For the listing off the entire 31-city tour, click here.
A special thanks to Aaron Pass of Aaron Pass Photography, who's talent led to the great photo of Ben you will see on the site. Be sure to check out his amazing work at www.aaronpass.com