I love the Mother Runners Dimity and Sarah authors of “Run Like A Mother”. They have come up with an awesome challenge for the month of June. You can read the post and sign up here.
They made the rules simple:
- You must move at least 5 days/week: Run, walk, cycle, downward dog, swim, squat, push-ups if your bottom half is injured. Whatever. Just move with purpose and focus and get your blood flowing.
- You must have at least 1 rest day/week: Two days is fine too. Sorry if that doesn’t work for you. We insist—and your body will be happier and less injury-prone because of it.
- Claim your prize: Your “finish line photo” is a picture (screen shot or regular shot) of your planned/finished workouts on this calendar. Send the pic to firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your AMR bumper sticker.
I needed a plan for summer. I was unsure how I wanted to proceed without any races on the calendar so I was excited when I saw this on facebook and immediately signed up. I haven’t filled out my calendar yet but I am looking forward to making June great!
I am only running 3 days a week right now and it has made all the difference in how much better I am running. I was feeling a little burned out going to the gym 5-6 times a week and working at a hard effort each time. I have loved how awesome taking it easy but running faster and longer is! However, I have just been flying by the seat of my pants. Whatever, whenever, no structure. It was a good break but I am ready to get back into something more structured but fun and pressure free.