I turn my back for just a second and the Week in Gaming Apps goes fitness crazy, or at least two apps more fitness-centric than my restroom-based iPhone gaming sessions will allow.
I mean, I guess I could run around in the restroom while playing Zombies, Run!, but there is limited space in there, and the floor is covered with treacherous obstacles from within the darkest recesses of my wife-creature's closet.
Perhaps I am better off using Fitocracy's mobile app. At least it allows for lying, an important part of any fitness routine.
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