The annual Perseid meteor shower is a has become popular because it occurs early in the month of August, during some of the warmest nights of the year. Though the nights are warm, they are often a nice break from the heat of the dog days of summer.
As runners, we are people in motion. Sitting still is reserved for finish lines and happy hours with friends. The last few months have been an experience unlike any other in our lives. If you are getting stir crazy, here are some things that might help!
COVID-19 may limit where you can go and what you can do to stay fit but there are still many ways you can stay on top of your training goals. Explore in the list below what our top Athletesconsider their top ways to stay in shape during quarantine.
Running is my haven. It is my time to breathe and reflect. Recently, I have been taking time on runs to appreciate the beauty of the world as it is forced to slow down. Every day when I run I choose to focus on something I am thankful for, and set a good intention for the rest of the day.
Truth be told, my “best” is going to be different tomorrow than it is today. And when I say I want to live in the moment and cherish the journey, I mean that I want to be able to honestly say that I am proud of the results I produce not on the perfect day, not on race day, but on every day. No matter what they are.
I’m not going to lie, I cried on the loop. I thought about finishing and I cried because I was only 3.5 miles in and in so much pain. I had fallen twice, I had gotten lost and I did not think my legs could take one more uphill switchback. But I kept pushing on.
A look behind the curtain with Cara Baskin at VT100 - 2019. “I can’t help but wonder what else can be discovered in chasing a goal that’s bigger than myself. In taking a trail so rocky and rooty it brings me to the ground, one so windy it hides the peak from view, or one with no certain end.”
Andrea Kooiman refers to herself as an everyday mom. She is not a professional runner, and has no major sponsors – Andrea just loves to run. And this year her goal was to concur the legendary Western States® 100-Mile Endurance Run.