IT’S DECEMBER AND EARNED RUNS BIBS FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR are available. REQUEST your set of 4 today. Remember you can use all the bibs for yourself or share with others. EARNED RUNS BIBS are ’green’; they can serve to motivate, track progress, and record results for MULTIPLE challenges and events. They are not SINGLE-purpose, like most competition bibs.
Check out the HOME page to learn how bibs can serve as inspiration to challenge yourself and a means to gather others together in an activity. For solo or group use. Since 2014 I have used at least one bib. That first year I was number 1. In 2015, 2016, and 2017 I have held numbers 1 through 4. This year, my bibs have been so full of stickers and writing that I am out of room on the front. Next year I may need to use the back side of one or more.
Having 4 bibs all at once, up front, allows me to plan an entire year of physical activity challenges. In the past I have divided the year into quarters or seasons. Roughly, bib # 1 was used for winter, #2 for spring, #3 for summer, and #4 for fall. However, summer is the busiest outdoor season, and encroaches on spring and fall. That’s how the front bib space seems to disappear before the end of the year.
#1 Winter-spring events*: January 1 Resolution Run/Walk, “SAINTS DAYS” 5k Training, Daylight Savings DASH, Springtime Warm-up; MY BOSTON 5k, Earth Day Earned Run.
#2 Summer events: Summer Streak, Memorial Day; Fastest 5K
#3: RUN/WALK Across America
#4 Fall events: Honor Series (9/11 and December 7) Mom’s Run, Breast Cancer Awareness Cookie Strong, House Cup Challenge, Turkey Trot, ‘On to the New Year’
In 2018, I would like to add or change some events to avoid getting into a rut. Maybe for the Super Bowl weekend and my birthday I will create weight-training or balance challenges. Perhaps this year I will substitute one of the VIRTUAL segments of the Run/Walk Across America with a REAL epic adventure segment. The House Cup Challenge wasn’t much fun. It’s going to get scrapped for next year.
Which changes would you suggest? What might energize your winter? The new year? Now is the time for mental planning. All that’s needed are bits of quiet contemplation. Possibly while you’re stuck in holiday rush traffic?
BRIDGE TO PHYSICAL SELF
Running, walking, and fitness activities enable us to experience our physical selves in a world mostly accessed through use of fingers on a mobile device.
EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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