Tech Talk: Maps and Mini-Cupcakes

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On a recent episode of the Son Rise Morning Show with Anna Mitchell Egan, we discussed an experimental Google Maps feature that displayed a calorie-count indicator for users who selected the “walking” option for directions. This feature was quickly pulled from the app after users protested its use of mini-cupcake icons as a measure of the caloric impact of each walking route.

Our conversation covered digital fitness tools, motivation for getting fit, and the long-term lessons I learned after completing the Notre Dame Trail last summer, covering over 300 miles on foot and by bicycle. Walking has a spiritual aspect as well as a physical one. Get out and take a walk today!

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Copyright 2017 Lisa Hendey


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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder of, a bestselling author and an international speaker. A frequent radio and television guest, Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and communications. Visit Lisa at or on social media @LisaHendey for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish, school or organization. Find Lisa’s books on her Amazon author page.

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