Every fall there seems to be a plethora of fundraisers happening around town. Like all Vermonters, these event organizers have been known to take advantage of the remaining good weather, opting for outdoor activities that (hopefully) entice folks to come out and support their cause. If you’re anything like us, you’ve started noticing that many of these events feature some kind of run, walk or bike. So if you enjoy supporting local causes, particularly those involving children, you might want to get in shape because here’s the line up for the fall!
Kelly Brush Century Ride (Saturday, September 6, 2014: new this year, 12 and under ride for 1/2 price)
Charlotte Covered Bridges Half Marathon (Saturday, September 13)
Tour de Farms (Sunday, September 21st. The bike tour includes a 10 mile route, 30 mile route and a 2 mile tricycle route for kids)
TAM Trek (Run/walk part or all of the Trail Around Middlebury: September 28, 2014)
VT Sun Lake Dunmore run (September 28, 2014; 5k, 10k, & half marathon runs)
Cider House Run/Walk (Shelburne Orchards; Sunday, September 29, 2013)
Need more incentive to get in shape? Here’s what motivates us to get moving:
1. ALONE TIME… seriously, when was the last time you had a chunk of uninterrupted time for just you – no work, no phone, no laundry, no to do list – literally nothing to do but run?! Gaining some personal space seriously helps keep us sane (and we gain much need perspective).
2. Vanity… that baby weight isn’t going anywhere without some serious effort!
3. Cash… We simply can’t afford (or find the time) to buy a whole new wardrobe. The pile of “jeans that don’t fit right now” is far larger than the pile that fits. (ok that’s kind of a same as vanity)
4. Boots… oh our poor fat dog, he needs the exercise the most.
5. Clarity… running helps clear the head and gets those brain juices flowing again. Often ideas for this website come on long runs.
This is a great article about running with kids!
Never run? Or perhaps it’s just been a really, really long time, i.e. the last time you ran was pre-kids. Try out “Couch to 5k” it’s literally exactly what it sounds like, a step by step guide to get you off the couch and running a 5k.
How do you get yourself out the door and in shape? Share ideas below!