Getting serious about running requires focus and dedication. If you want to take your training up a gear, you could invest in a gadget that encourages you to push yourself. A fitness tracker can help you accurately monitor your distance, pace and overall time. Some models, like a Fitbit Flex or Fitbit Versa, can be used with an app, so you can view your workout summary.
These tools can monitor more than just a run on your home treadmills. Many are designed to recognise different activities such as cycling on exercise bikes and training with weights or dumbbells. Fitness trackers can also send you reminders as a little nudge to get up and move throughout the day.
Walking is another great way of improving overall fitness. You can use pedometers to count steps and measure your distance. Some also count calories burned, so you'll know when you've earned that treat.