I signed up for the Challenge Dash a while back. This race is a virtual 5K, benefitting the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Apparently, I must’ve signed up really early, because they sent me bib #3. And since I would probably never ever get a bib number that high again, I decided to wear it during my run.
I went out yesterday evening, so the temperature wasn’t too bad outside. The first mile was 7:50 and then the next two miles were 8:08 and 8:07. I did stop for a few minutes to try and get a video of me running (screenshot above). I finished my run in 24:48 for an 8:00 min/mi pace. As of writing this, my time puts me 16th overall. But the run goes through today, so who knows where I’ll end up.
According to Smashrun, it was my fastest 5k in a year, my fastest run in 3 months, my fastest mile split in 3 months, and my fastest kilometer split in 3 months. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t sign up for any races in a while.
The planetary alignment of the day creates an energy that gives you a chance to express your wildest dreams. What does this mean for your health? Perhaps it’s a moment when you will be able to envision what diet is “right” for your body. We can go an entire lifetime ignoring what our bodies truly need. Only your inner voice can direct you to what is truly healthy for you. Listen to your body for clues and heed the messages.
Today’s aspects keep you feeling vulnerable for a little while. This vulnerability translates into a need to physically act out what you are feeling inside. There will be days when a challenging run or a boxing workout at the gym will release your energy in a positive way. Other days a yoga class and a long hot bath will help you find inner balance. Either way, you are paying attention to your body and that is important.
Taurus Daily-Tomorrow’s Wellness Horoscope
Today’s celestial atmosphere awakens your fiery nature, and you will want to find yourself in the gym or running on the trail to make the most of it! The planetary configuration also says to keep variety in your life through alternating the kinds of physical activity you partake in. Make the most of the high energy and take care not to let it run amuck by internalizing it and letting it mess with your emotional core.
Taurus Weekly Wellness Horoscope
Keep joy uppermost in your heart. It will seep into your body and mind and you’ll feel happy and well. You’re more fit than ever and this trend seems set to continue for some time. Your outlook is having a wonderful effect on you. The lack of worry and your newfound belief all add up to glowing health.
Taurus Monthly Wellness Horoscope
This could be a very sporty month even if you’ve never tried anything sports related before. If you feel the urge to take up golf, tennis, or some other competitive activity, it would do you much good. You may begin to look forward to your weekly games not only because the exercise makes you feel better but also because it helps you unwind and relax. Still, consider lightening your schedule around August 18, when a Full Moon could prove demanding. Book yourself a massage or spa treatment so you can unwind and be able to handle any potential challenges more easily.
Introducing our 30 day running challenge! This can be done any month you would like and you can begin whenever you want (on the first of the month, in the middle, etc.)! You will complete every one of the 30 challenges (in any order you want) and post a daily picture along with the completed challenge! It is meant to be fun, motivational, and to help you find more running buddies & inspiration! Cheer each other on and have fun with this! Taghappyhealthyrunners!
Can’t wait to see everyone’s posts! If you have any questions feel free to let either one of us know!
Day 4: I am feeling a lot better since yesterday, so I went running. Ran 4 km 💪🏼 I sounded insane because I had to cough all the time haha, but I did it anyway. Hope you guys are having a nice day and are accomplishing all your goals you planned for today. 😘😘
Kaity and Oriane are proud to present…. #Runninginsummer
Since the last challenge, #runningtosummer, has been so much fun and a great way to stay motivated, we thought why not let the challenge continue!
Starting June 1st, you will have 1 month (until July 1st) to complete a certain amount of miles. You will chose the distance yourself. Since it’s starting to get HOT outside, we decided it would be a good idea to incorporate some walking into this goal too. It’s important to NOT overwork yourself and to try to stay cool during the summer heat.
You can incorporate walking 1 of 3 ways
Chose a total number of miles, and tally your miles that were run and walked together. (Ex: Do a total of 30 miles)
You can chose a certain goal to run and a certain goal to walk. (EX: Run 25 miles, Walk 25 miles)
You do not have to incorporate walking into your challenge, it is optional.
When choosing a distance, make sure it is one your are comfortable with. We are all here to set our own goals based on our own experiences and fitness levels- not to compare to one another! :)
How it works:
Chose a distance
Post a little introduction (name, goal, a picture of yourself, location, age, fun facts, whatever you want!) under the tag #runninginsummer so we can all get to know and interact with eachother
Track the tag #runninginsummer
Once the challenge starts (6/1) post updates about your runs and walks! Keep track of your mileage on paper, on tumblr, or wherever you want
At the end of the month we will all celebrate together!
Thanks to everyone who has been participating in May’s challenge #runningtosummer, it has been great getting to know you all and having a support system! If you are curious about how the last challenge worked, you can see some of our posts under the tag #runningtosummer
Message Kaity or Oriane if you have any questions! xo xo
True miracles happening here! Me on a saturday morning going for a run? Say whaaaaaaaaat??? My usual Saturdays are like steeping till 2PM cos sleeeeeeping is so so good,or the party ended like 6AM so I need a little rest… And here I am today early 8AM birdy eager to run!
Ok morning runs are not my thing. Yet. I’m more energetic in the evenings, but still crawled 3.67km.
Just love new me!
Dear Karlie, hope you are not going to miss your saturday run;>
And another inspiration , huge energy flow is this music and visual. hehe;>
Day 5: today was perfect! I went to bodyflow (combo of yoga and pilates) this morning and went running a couple of hours ago. I ran 2,7 km until my first stop and then continued for 3,6 km in total. I feel great 🙆🏻❤️ hope you guys had a nice day as well! 😌