If you've never heard of it, Active.com is a great resource to find all things ACTIVE in your area. Click the link and it'll take you to their home page. From there, on the right side of the main page, there's a keyword search where you will enter your city and state, then you can pick from different activities and search! it's a perfect way to get your family involved with your daily exercise routine!
I usually search our city and state, then allow all results to pop up, I scroll through to find the kid-friendly walk/run races because some OTHER races do not allow jogging strollers. I like the 5K or kid-K races, because they are VERY family-friendly :)
There are even pet-friendly races, those are fun too!
MOST IMPORTANTLY: Most of these local races are for a good cause! I have participated in races for Crime Victims, breast cancer research, women against violence, Amercian Heart Association fighting heart disease, fighting autism, diabetes in children and MANY more!!
If you have never done one of these races, I suggest you make it a goal and try it out. At the event, there are fun activities, t-shirts, healthy snacks, coupons, moonwalks, face painting...depending on the race you choose, but you should be able to click on the specific race and find out event details!
I am not, in any way, a great runner, but I do enjoy exercise outdoors, so I usually alternate between jogging and walking throughout the race and my husband and kids LOVE it too!
My suggestion: Make it a goal, start SLOW and work toward that goal up until the event date...
the feeling of accomplishment that you get when crossing that finish line is like NO OTHER!
If you give it a try, PLEASE let me know...
and I'd love to hear your thoughts on this post!