…or walking in October? Have you chosen your race for Teri’s Challenge yet? I have!
I will be running the Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race on 10.13.13 at Soldier’s Memorial. I would love to have you join me! In addition to the 5K, this event features a 10K and half marathon. Find the details here.
It is easy to find an event in your area. Go to Running in the USA — the largest online directory of races, results and clubs. Or simply search “5Ks in (your city/state).”
Don’t forget to laugh!
If you are new to running – or fitness of any kind – it can be difficult to get started and stay motivated. As my friend and Teri’s Challenge partner, Sara Poor, writes, it helps to have a sense of humor. Recently, she shared this story:
Sometimes I take my 10-year-old daughter to the gym with me because her brothers are farming with dad. It is hard to get any work done with three kids tagging along, and 4 people definitely do not fit into a tractor!
There is a room at the gym for kids. My daughter will play in that room, read a book, use my laptop, watch me workout, or even do some of the exercises with me (like running up and down the stairs).
On Monday, I was on the floor doing ab work. I was attempting to do “the bicycle”. I am not able to do this well (yet). My big belly gets in the way. I am not able to lift my head and shoulders off of the floor very much, and I am simply not that flexible or coordinated (yet).
My daughter began to giggle. She said that I looked like a turtle who was stuck on it’s back, trying to turn itself back over. We all laughed about that one! I imagine that is EXACTLY what I looked like! A few minutes later, I did this exercise again, but Laura (trainer) called it “the turtle.”
Don’t forget to enjoy yourself while you are working hard, or you will struggle to keep it up!!
Be sure to join Teri’s Challenge as the first (or next) step toward your healthy lifestyle!