Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal and it’s officially here, I think! The warmer weather is just around the corner. Well, that's what I keep telling myself. Just think, a whole landscape of outdoor activities will be available to you just in time to add some spice and freedom to your exercise routine. The best thing is to plan ahead for the new season, you will become more excited about new fitness goals in the months ahead. Use the extra enthusiasm to focus on pushing yourself harder during the last few weeks of your winter workouts. Dust off those running shoes and unpack your warm-weather workout gear. Go the extra step and find new parks, trails, and neighborhoods to explore. Enjoy every ounce of the new season by getting out there and getting going.
Colorado has a whole playground full of activities built in it to enjoy during the spring and summer months. Take advantage of them. Here is a list of some fun activities I like to do in Colorado this spring/summer:
This one of the more popular obstacle course races taking advantage of the mud run rage. While 5k’s and other road races have been used to gauge of fitness, obstacle races have emerged as a new venue for competing and socializing among friends. Combining trail running with military style obstacles, Tough Mudder is the preferred sporting arena for weekend warriors, general fitness seekers, and former athletes.
More of an adventure race than a traditional running race; obstacles can include mud, water hazards, wall climbs, and rope ascents. Get race ready by preparing to jump, climb, and crawl over, around, or through unpredictable challenges.
Most of Colorado’s Fourteeners are not a big deal for an experienced rock climber, but for most mountaineers they form not only a natural playground but are also a great place to learn basic mountain climbing, travel, and hiking skills. Most of the Fourteeners are basic walk-up hikes , however there are a few that do require a lot more skill. Make sure you do your homework on them before you venture on one of them.
There is no better way to start Memorial day, then to be in beautiful Boulder. The Boulder Bolder is a fun and exciting 10k. You'll find yourself running through Boulder and sharing the race course with 50,000 other runners then, at the end of all that craziness, you can run into Folsom Stadium and cross the finish line to the roar of the crowd. That’s what the Bolder Boulder 10k is about.