Every week I sign up for the Spark Virtual Races and post my time... either walking or running. If you walk (or run) at least a mile once a week you are eligible to post your time and collect a trophy! If you aren't doing this already be sure and check it out.
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I had lots of trophies from running races that I acquired through the years. So I took off the metal plate that has the age group and race info on the front to save and gave the trophy to an organization that serves special needs kids. They have events for the kids and love to be able to give them a trophy.
With money so tight these days, might as well see if someone can put these to good use and have some fun. Maybe your local school would want them, also. I know that they are not cheap these days. They can make their own label or have some nice ones made without having to buy the whole thing.
Doing something fun will keep you motivated, especially when you get results! On our Spark team the Amazing Race Fans, we ran a virtual race around the world via our fitness minutes and by eating fruits & veggies and drinking water. It has been a big success and we are doing it again in July. Contact me if you would like to join in for our next race. Whether you do this or something else, make sure it is something you will enjoy so you stick with it! 3124329
Visit your local thrift store for Mud Run clothing
I am getting ready to do my first Mud Run, a type of race that is becoming more popular. I have been going to my local thrift store to search out shoes and clothing. Since I know that the items will be tossed once the race is over I am not feeling guilty about buying 'special' clothing and I am supporting a local business (which also supports our local food pantry). I found a pair of Nike's for 50 cents!
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