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Fitness Goals- Plan for 2 events in May!

Posted: May 02 in Activity Recommendations, Weight Management Strategies by

We all fall into routines. Routines are a normal, and usually positive pattern. But sometimes it’s nice to shake things up, set goals and break out of normalcy. The spring and summer in Colorado are packed with hundreds of organized races, walks, bike rides and hikes. Often times having an organized event to look forward to can motivate us to keep on track. I have posted below a sampling of the many activities you can choose from in May. (This is a very small sampling of the available events!) I challenge you to pick 1 or 2 each month between now and September. Then set a training goal and make time for fitness 3 times a week. If you have never participated in an organized race event before, don’t worry! Almost every race has “walker waves”, beginning waves and/or later start times for the less competitive participants. Bonus points for finding a friend or family member to join you.

It doesn’t matter if you finish quickly ….just that you finish! You will find that many races support a cause, so you can pick one that is near and dear to your heart. Or maybe you want to pick one in a new part of town that you haven’t been to before. Once you have signed up, you can get excited about training for your chosen event.

 

RUNNING/WALKING EVENTS:

May 19th, 2012 Colfax Marathon – 5k and kids run http://www.coloradocolfaxmarathon.org/

May 19th, 2012 The gift of life and breath 5k http://www.thegiftoflifeandbreath.com/

May 20, 2012 Miles for Smiles 5k http://www.active.com/running/broomfield-co/miles-for-smiles-5k-2012

May 22nd, 2012 Dash n Dine in Boulder http://www.withoutlimits.co/dash-n-dine-5k-series

May 28th, 2012 Bolder Boulder

June 10, 2012 Denver Triathlon (Run, Bike & Swim) http://www.active.com/triathlon/denver-co/denver-triathlon-2012-no796

BIKING EVENTS:

May 19th, 2012 Battle the Bear Bike Ride http://www.active.com/cycling/lakewood-co/battle-the-bear-bike-ride-2012

May 20th, 2012 Community Class Bike Tour http://www.mckeefoundation.com

HIKING EVENTS:

May 25, 2012 Nature Hike in Commerce City http://www.active.com/outdoors-class/commerce-city-co/nature-hike-5-25-2012-pa101

May 31, 2012 Rocky Mountain Park Hiking Trip http://www.active.com/outdoors-class/evergreen-co/rocky-mountain-national-park-hiking-trip—may-31-2012

Hundreds of additional events can be found at active.com , runcolo.com and more. Google the type of activity you want to do combined with your city name and find your perfect event(s)! Enjoy your event and feel free to post events you are participating in on our Facebook page …. maybe other patients would like to join you.

I hope you enjoy walking, running, biking & hiking in May!

-Aimee Lazarus

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