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Interactive Challenge

Although we are still three weeks away from the official day of summer, I am going to declare it summer in Colorado.  Today the temperature is in the high 80s and judging by how hot our home was last night, I am guessing the temps did not drop much lower than that in the evening.

With the summer months comes bbq’s, leisurely bike rides, family time, fresh mown grass, long sunny days, lemonade and popsicle’s,  road trips and afternoons spent lounging at the pool.  Some people workout more to look dyno-mite at the beach and others use their precious time to spend with family.  Typically, I come out of winter hibernation and use May-October as my months to explore outside while sweating as much as humanly possible.   mile

This year is no different.  A friend of mine started a website called Slambooy Fitness  (last name: Lambooy.  Fun play on words, right?) to share his knowledge and passion for fitness with others through his health tips, workout plans, meal prep instruction, and monthly challenges.  His first challenge already has a massive following that I wanted to share with you, in case you needed some support/inspiration/challenge in your (sweaty) life.  Here’s the deal:

  • Run a 5k everyday in June (start today since I am just now telling you about this!)
  • Post your run details on Instagram or Twitter
  • Use #slambooy5kchallenge to find others that can support you
  • Start your summer off by annihilating this goal!

This month I am committing to this challenge and I hope that you will too!  If you need any personalized support, shoot me an email and we can cheer each other on.    Happy sunny, sweaty and goal-crushy summer!

**Picture LOL: my cousin found this on a workout site and forwarded it to me.  How did this person know that I rock a 10 minute pace?!**

Days 301 & 302: Gratitude

Day 301:  The heat in Denver has been making the news week after week this summer.  Record highs, long spurts of 90 plus degree weather, a lack of rain and intense winds have made it hard for a gal to love outdoor summer running.  The good news is that there is an answer to all the running weather woes.  Just wake up at 5:30 a.m. and go running- problem solved!

Unfortunately that’s not what my body likes to do and if I tried to make it do that, I’d be setting myself up for failure.  Instead, I watch the weather closely and choose the mornings that might feel a bit crisp.  Luckily, Sunday was one of those mornings.   I was able to get out by 6:45 a.m. and run 5.4 miles before it hit 70 degrees.  It made me realize how grateful I am for the fall and how much I am looking forward to hearing the leaves crinkle beneath my running shoes this fall. #runninglove

Day 302:  One of my dearest friends, Emily, has been living in Ecuador for the last eight months following her passion to teach and fulfilling her need to travel at the same time.   Fortunately, for me, she gets to come home for summer break before heading back for another year.  Today we took advantage of both having a few free hours and went to a yoga sculpt class at Core Power.

It was my first time going to a sculpt class with a pal and her first time ever taking it.   Every time I glanced at her she was doing the hardest version of the exercise while sweat continued to puddle between us.  I could not think of a better way to spend the day with an old friend than sweating buckets on a 90 degree day, laughing on the walk home and catching up over green smoothies.