This past race a bunch of you came out to celebrate @Sheisonarun‘s half birthday in the 1/2 Birthday #Anywhere5K!
If you don’t know what an #Anywhere5K is, the concept is simple. Instead of registering for a scheduled race at a predetermined location, #Anywhere5K says, “Don’t bother. Go run your own race.”
No registration fees, mushy bananas, or nasty porta-johns. Just roll out of bed and go.
For the The @SheisonaRun 1/2 Birthday we had a few handful of runners who accepted the virtual running challenge and kicked cancer in the face!
Runners are no strangers to injury. Every now and then, we feel a twist or a ding. If you feel intense pain, or see part of a bone sticking through your leg, you probably want to seek immediate medical attention. If your injury is not that severe, you can try this simple plan to treat minor injuries.
It goes by the acronym RICE, which stands for “Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevate”. Try this for 24-48 hours after an injury to reduce swelling, relieve pain, and alleviate further injury.
If you made the commitment to run @SheisonaRun‘s 1/2 birthday #Anywhere5K then all you have to do is print off your bib and go run your own race some time between 6/23 & 6/27/2012.
When you get back, fill out the finisher form with some basic information and your time. Be sure to complete all required fields, and post your time in the format HH:MM:SS (00:31:09)
It’s summertime in the northern hemisphere, and with it comes the joys and risks of hot weather running. Obviously, you sweat more in the heat. Your body pumps out more water in an attempt to cool you down.
This could lead to dehydration, a serious condition that could cause fatigue, fainting, dizziness, cramping, loss of coordination and death. It is important to stay hydrated during the summer months, especially if you run.
There are many health benefits that come with proper hydration. If you are hydrated, you should be urinating at a considerable volume between six and eight times per day. In the days leading up to longer runs, it is important to maintain good levels of hydration. Try to avoid alcohol since this can affect both your hydration and sleep patterns. About an hour before running, drink approximately 16 ounces of water, followed by 8 ounces before you set out. This can help you avoid the need to use the bathroom during your run.
In preparation for the Troop Tribute #Anywhere5K on 7/14 & 7/15/12, we’re making the race bib available a bit early.
Even better still, you can visit the #a5K online store and buy a shirt for the race.