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Saturday Staples: Run, Zombies!

August 29, 2015

* Saturday/Sunday Staples is a new post series where each week I share one thing I couldn’t live without; a staple in my life. I promise this series will never feature any sponsored content and will always be my organic, true opinions. Enjoy! *


Those of you who have been with Gymbags and Jetlags for a bit know how much I love running. It’s good for clearing my head, relaxing or some productive procrastination.

But even I sometimes have trouble finding running, well… Interesting.

That where Zombies, Run! comes in.

Firstly, let me say that I never got into this whole zombie trend (I really tried to like the Walking Dead but just couldn’t). But there’s something incredibly exhilarating about hearing, “Runner Five, speed up! You’re being followed by zombies!”

Zombies, Run! is both a run tracker and game. The game pretends that you’re a runner for a base camp after surviving humans after the zombie apocalypse. Your earphone work as your “radio” and the app links seamlessly with your music.

So yes, you can still jam out to Britney between updates from HQ on your current mission.

You can select missions either by “episode” (each is about 30-45 minutes) or an “air drop” (where you choose a location on an actual map and run to it). It’s the perfect running companion for anyone from 3k-runners to marathoners. You can also use it for cycling.

There’s also a Farmville-esque aspect to it in that you can build your base and buy new things (like schools or bars) with money and tools you collect on your runs.

Overall, this is one of my favorite running apps by FAR. While I still mainly use my Nike GPS watch (post on that to come) for run tracking, I love the motivational and imaginative parts that Zombies, Run! offers.

Wanna try it? Here it here for Apple or here for Android.

Still not convinced? Watch this super-cool promo video from them (they explain it way better):

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  • Romantiquely August 29, 2015 at 13:07

    OMG I have never heard of this app before, it sounds absolutely AMAZING! And like it would be a lot of fun, I am downloading it asap thank you for the suggestion and wonderful post! Oh and P.S. I tried getting into The Walking Dead while my husband was marathoning it but I couldn’t for the life of me, too many brains and dismembered body parts for my liking.. xxxxx

    • Pia S August 30, 2015 at 12:19

      It really is SUCH a great app. And I get that! I tried to get into the Walking Dead for a boyfriend but just couldn’t quite stomach it either (Game of Thrones however…. I’m a addicted). Thanks for reading <3

  • Linda Libra Loca August 29, 2015 at 14:36

    I would be way too scared to ever start it!

    Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Pia S August 30, 2015 at 12:19

      I understand that too haha. What are your favourite fitness apps?

  • Pastellics August 29, 2015 at 17:14

    Ouhh it sounds really cool 😀 Thanks for introducing me to this game!

    XO IMKE | Pastellics

    • Pia S August 30, 2015 at 12:19

      I’m so glad you like it! It’s one of my FAVOURITES.

  • missgetaway August 30, 2015 at 03:43

    That sounds amazing! I want to get into running too but I just can’t seem to motivate myself – I’m so gonna try this app, duh!

    Love, kerstin

    • Pia S August 30, 2015 at 12:20

      It’s so great for motivation and just imagination too haha. Glad you liked the post, Kerstin!

  • Amber Rogals August 30, 2015 at 10:42

    OMG. This is pretty much the coolest app ever! I was never really into zombies, or the zombie trend either, to be honest. This is such a great idea though! I’m an avid runner and am totally downloading this! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂


    • Pia S August 30, 2015 at 12:21

      I’m not big on zombies either but I really is so great. Hope you like it!! xx

  • Selena August 30, 2015 at 12:49

    It sounds like an amazing app! I will be downloading it for sure as I am a running lover hahaha.
    Have an amazing day! xx

  • Ela BellaWorld August 30, 2015 at 13:02

    That’s cool! It would be so challenging for someone who hardly runs 🙂 I’ll definitely be checking that

  • Heidi August 30, 2015 at 13:17

    Sounds like a really cool app 🙂

  • Elyse August 31, 2015 at 13:48

    I LOVE THIS APP. Sorry, I got a little excited…
    This is like the only thing that ever motivates me to run! lol!