Success Story: Running The World With Runtastic – My Passion
Running with Runtastic is not only a great way to improve your health and fitness & track your improvements, it’s also a great way to track your travels around the world and have beautiful routes and maps to look back on down the road. Rochelle has done just that! She didn’t start out as a runner, she started out as an explorer with a wanderlust spirit and a desire to see the world. Luckily, Runtastic has been by her side through all of it capturing many amazing memories and experiences.
When did you first get the running bug?
After moving from California to Australia spontaneously a couple years ago, I absolutely fell in love with traveling and exploring new places. So, I took a job on a boat last year and I realized the only way I was going to be able to get a bit of exercise in and see the sites in a short amount of time was to go for a run whenever we pulled into port. Gyms and equipment were very limited. Not only did I fall in love with running, it became a new passion of mine. It was a way for me to escape and see parts of the world I would never have had the chance to if it weren’t for these feet of mine.
When did you start using Runtastic & how often do you use it?
I started using Runtastic almost a year ago exactly. I was never into running, in fact the only running I ever did was on a treadmill and no more than a mile or two. I use Runtastic every single time I go for a run, short or long – even though long to me is only 5 miles. I love to track my miles and look back and see where I have gone. It’s like my own personal travelling and fitness diary.
Wow, what a fun job! Did any of your co-workers start running with you?
The people I work with think I am absolutely crazy, and way too obsessed with running and working out. But for me it’s a release, there is nothing like running that makes me feel better.
You have run in 7 different countries and over 40 different cities in the last year, how does that feel?
When I reflect back on this past year I can’t even believe how lucky I’ve been! I didn’t keep count of the number of cities, but wow! There’s definitely soon to be more. The most amazing thing about this sport is you can do it ANYWHERE in the world. All you need is to lace up a pair of shoes. I love waking up feeling fresh and staying energized throughout the day.
And it’s not only the running, it’s about the photos I’ve been able to capture using the app as well! All of this because one day I decided to lace up my shoes and hit the pavement running! I’d like to call myself the #RunningPhotographer haha, not the best images but just what I’m able to snap along my route each day.