Happy Friday Everyone!
I'm trying something new this week and participating in my very first Friday Five link up hosted by Cynthia of "You signed up for what" , Courtney of Eat Pray Run DC, and Mar from Mar on the run. Be sure to check out their blogs and the other blogs on the link up!
The summertime is all about enjoying the great outdoors, so here are my 5 favorite things to do, in no particular order:
1. The Pool
|Just looking at this picture makes me want to jump in!|
The day my husband and I open our pool each year is the day summer officially starts for us. It’s great for relaxing or going for a swim, which is a great cardio workout. I’m not the best swimmer yet but i’m working on it!
I love when it’s finally warm enough to move cooking from the inside grill to outside. We host a few BBQ’s each year as well and it’s great to get the family all in one place. Usually some volleyball shenanigans happen, and my family is super competitive!
3. Obstacle races
|At the ROC race (Now called the wipeout run.) Super fun wrecking ball obstacle in the background|
I enjoy running in the heat all summer long, but it’s usually time for training and not time for any type of PR. For this reason, I usually schedule some goal races in the fall and then participate in some fun runs and obstacle races to keep me busy. So far this summer I’m signed up for Urban Mudder (Tough Mudder’s mudless 5 mile cousin in NYC) and the Insane inflatable 5k, which is the run where you get to act like a big kid for the day. I’m sure i’ll add more to the list as the summer goes on.
4. The Beach
Of course I couldn’t make a list like this and not mention the beach right? I am lucky enough to live just down the road from a few great beaches, and try to make it there on occasion.
Summer and wine just go together. Well, lets face it, wine and any season go together, but visiting the wineries in the summer when the vineyards are in full bloom is a special kind of awesome. The wineries usually have some pretty unique events as well that active people like myself enjoy. There’s the run the vineyards race series, yoga in the vineyards, and grape stomping to name a few.
What’s your favorite summer activity?