Hi everyone! I feel like I’ve got a bunch of things going on lately that are too small for an entire post, so here’s my list of some awesomeness that has been happening this week:
- On Tuesday night my GOTR coach and I hit up the local running store for their monthly summer running challenge called the “Urban Challenge Run”. We had 1 hour to run around hitting up all of the checkpoints for raffle tickets, and at 7:00 they pulled our tickets to win tons of prizes. Despite not winning anything, I had a blast running around downtown Anchorage and getting to know tons of different new businesses. I also loved seeing the other 700 runners who attended the event running all over town. There were so many people there that they even had to shut the road down in front of the store to make room for everyone! It’s cool to see how many people here love running!
- I started a few mini fitness challenges this week. I started a squat challenge (10 squats on Monday and I’ll be adding 5 squats a day until I reach 100!) and the #LoveYourHips Challenge with Lora Hogan and Brittany Suell! Both challenges only take about a minute or two of my time, so I’m excited to do some little things that will hopefully give me good results with running and hiking. I need to get stronger and stretchier for sure!
- I’ve been chosen as a RunGo Ambassador! I’m so excited to be part of the group, and really pumped to be the only person in Anchorage using the app so far. If you love finding new places to run but hate getting lost, this is the app for you! You can search other runners’ routes and get turn-by-turn directions so you never get lost.
- Getting to act like a little kid. My GOTR coach is really into yoga and inversions, and she taught me and some of the girls how to get up into a basic inversion after practice on Tuesday. I was freaking out because I’ve never gone upside down before (literally can’t do cartwheels!) but I was so happy to finally be able to do it! Me and the girls had way too many silly moments trying to get upside down 🙂 We also spent most of the practice celebrating our recent 5k, which meant that the girls taught us some new games and showed us the best ways to use the playground equipment. I wish I was in 5th grade again!
Other awesome things worth noting: the gorgeous warm weather, the end of school being next week (whaaaaaat!) which means tons of reflections and celebrations every class, and the fact that I get to be a chaperone for a geocaching field trip at one of my schools on Thursday! Seriously, so much awesomeness.
What awesome things are going on in your life right now? Have you ever tried an Urban Challenge Run, a fitness challenge, or inversions?