TIME TO PLAN EARNED RUNS 2018 SUMMER CHALLENGES. The last Monday of May is the Memorial Day holiday, which marks the unofficial start of summer vacation season. The Northern Hemisphere is beginning a wonderful period of long and bright daylight hours and warm weather.
Now is the time to plan your summer physical activity schedule.
Schools have or soon will be dismissing students for summer or an inter-session break. Workplaces may be putting off regular meetings that interfere with weekends or noon lunch hours until after Labor Day. It’s perfect for adopting a more relaxed and fun approach to exercise.
Why stick with a year-round workout, running, walking, bicycling, or swimming routines? Challenge yourself to try something new. It needn’t be the most physically demanding feat.. Just different and a bit adventurous FOR YOU. Ideally your challenges should take advantage of the great outdoors and the 'socialize-ability' (made-up word) of the season.
This week Earned Runs will be highlighting some activities in which you may be interested in participating. Memorial Day, falling on May 28 this year, is identified as the kick-off day. Plan an alternate start if this doesn't fit your schedule.
Here’s a draft preview; the first 3 on the list were activities first introduced summer of 2016. The last activity in 2017. There might be two other challenges added or which will replace 1 or 2 of the others. The final Summer Challenge line-up is still in development.
- Streak running or walking
- Run/walk Across America
- Run Your Fastest 5K (or a string of 5Ks)
- Walkers Series Sweep
If you have not yet requested FREE Earned Runs Bibs (you’ll receive 4), do so soon. Bibs can be used to run/walk/cycle personally designed races, for training purposes, and for charting progress toward a challenge goal. Inspiration too. Look for more explanation during the coming weeks.
RUN & MOVE HAPPY!
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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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