Do you ever feel like you're running out of options. You're out of time. The clock is ticking. You don't know what else to do. The 5k race seems stale now, so passe. Running a 10K, is simply twice as boring as a 5k. Marathon? Been there, done that.

Don't let life get the best of you. Look outside of your comfort zone and try something new. There are many ways to spice up your running life, and I'm not only referring to a new race distance. We all need a swift kick in the pants to experience all life has to offer. Some people make bucket lists of life experiences, I make them of races or events I want to do. My Mom once asked me when I was going to be done doing all these race-things. I immediately thought...never. As soon as I tick one item off my bucket list and think "man, how am I going to top that", I learn about yet another bucket list worthy event. In this, our only life on Earth, make your list bold (unless you believe in reincarnation, but then again you might be a grasshopper next and your options will be very limited then).

How can you switch things up and be open to all your options out there?
Change up:
  1. race type - running, triathlon, track event, swim event
  2. race location - different country, trail vs. road,
  3. race challenge - 50 state club, marathon maniac or half fanatic

I like to think of life as 'running through my options'. My running/workout life has evolved from my first 5k race to marathons to triathlon to trying to master my inner speed demon to ultra swimming to ultra running to ultra triathlon, to bucket list race events to bucket list on-your-own runs, to ... who knows what's next. I don't know yet, but I do know that my options are nowhere near over. Speed, location, distance, sport, what will you decide?

If you need help testing out all of your option, we can help you! Try out our Track Meet in June or attempt a new distance triathlon and sign up for our Summer of Fun training programs. If those don't float your boat, come and talk to us at Blue Sky. We're all doing crazy fun stuff and are happy share in that with you!

" I saw three people running outside & it inspired me to get up & close the blinds."