It’s so hard to wrap our heads around how life has changed in a short few months which honestly feels like an eternity. We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy and making the best out of this difficult situation. The ongoing pandemic has shut down so many activities that everyone looks forward to and that includes almost all running and triathlon events. Races may seem unimportant in the grand scheme of things but so many athletes use races as motivation to help them focus and to give purpose to their training. Training for an event is an important part of any athlete's life and really a part of their identity and who they are. Take away races, it’s hard to motivate for training.
So as the pandemic continued we realized that it was time to dig deep and look beyond official events and instead create our own adventures. Thus the grand stairway adventure of Seattle began. We hope it will inspire you to look around and reach for your own adventure!
COVID-19. With news of the corona virus sweeping aside all other news and disrupting everyday life, we are getting a lot of questions about what to do with training. For some, training and fitness might have to take a back seat while dealing with school age kids now at home or elderly parents needing supplies or help. For others the work from home policies are helping them find time to get workouts in (possibly this is a silver lining?). Many local events have cancelled including large road races and other larger events have a tough decision ahead of them. Many folks are not wanting to go to the gym or take the classes they usually take so we wanted to remind you all, there are options!
Fitting Fitness into your Travel and Vacation Plans
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It’s that time of year where it seems like everyone is headed somewhere be it to the cabin, the lake, a road trip or a destination vacation. How fun! We can’t wait to hear about all of your adventures. Every year, we get questions about how to keep fitness in your vacation and travel plans.
In a perfect world, travel and vacation plans are perfectly timed with our training plans and goal events. However, In reality, when we take into account vacation time, kids schedules, family requests and availability, it seems that more often than not travel and vacation plans intersect in perfectly horrible timing for training and goal events.
So, what to do? Give up on a goal? Not schedule an event? Not really what we have in mind! Instead we’d like you to approach the challenge of sensibly adding training to your travel routine. This means finding the balance of time to train and time spent seeing the sights or playing with the kids. It means being creative and re-framing what “training” looks like and it means including the challenge of eating and drinking in a way that will support your training goals.