IT’S SUMMER CHALLENGE PLANNING TIME
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. Schools have dismissed or will be dismissing students for summer break or at least abbreviated summer sessions. Workplaces may be putting off regular meetings that interfere with weekends until after Labor Day. It’s a perfect time to adopt a more relaxed and fun approach to training.
Why stick with a year-round boring workout, running, or walking routine? Challenge yourself to try something new. It needn’t be the most physically demanding feat of your life. Just different and a bit adventurous FOR YOU.
This week Earned Runs will be highlighting some activities in which you may be interested in participating. Although Memorial Day is featured as the kick-off for these activities, May 29, might not be the best start date for you; plan your own schedule.
Here’s a preview; the first 3 on the list were challenges introduced in the summer of 2016. The last activity is still in development:
- Streak running or walking
- Run/walk Across America
- Run Your Fastest 5K
If you have not yet requested FREE Earned Runs Bibs (you’ll receive 4), do so soon. Bibs can be used to run/walk personally designed races, for training purposes, and for charting progress toward a challenge goal.
Look for more information during this week.
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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