That’s right, another EXERCISE CHALLENGE!!! I know, we hate these, but exercise is an extremely important part of being an adventurer. Being in shape means that you will be able to do and try more things, and the more in shape you are, the more things you can do!
Now running is not my favorite way of exercising. In fact, I would wager, that running probably has the worst reputation of any exercise. But running doesn't have to suck! No really that wasn’t a joke. There are entire books (or blogs) about learning how to like running and how to make it more fun, but one of the best (and my favorite) ways is to sign up for a race.
I am not talking like marathon here. I am talking FUN RUNS!! Fun runs are any type of run that incorporates a different aspect of…well… fun to it. And fun runs have really taken off recently. There are hot chocolate runs, color runs, underwear runs, obstacle course runs, night/glow runs, the list goes on and on.
Plus, by signing up for a run you are committing. You have something that you know you are going to have to do, so training and making yourself go run is that much easier. Plus it creates a goal for you to aspire too. Maybe your goal is to run the full 5k, maybe its to finish, maybe its to beat one of your friends to the finish line. No matter what it is, it helps make your fitness goals more fun!
And the things that you do at some of these runs, you might not be able to do anywhere else. I mean where else are you going to get electrocuted while running through a giant puddle of water. Yeah I am talking about you Tough Mudder!!
Also, there is nothing like the energy you feel at a race. Your heart races, your tummy flutters, there is electricity in the air. There really is nothing like it.So go sign up for a race. Just one. Worst case you walk it, or you sleep in that day and you are out 30 bucks. Best case, you make some amazing memories doing an amazing adventure!