Join the Be Fit…For Life Running Club & Overcome All Obstacles in 2015
The Be Fit…For Life running club was started last year, so that we could take on some of our favorite 5K’s, 10K’s, ½ marathons etc. as a group. This year we have decided to add obstacle races to our list of challenges. Why would anyone want to take on an obstacle course? What benefit could possibly come from completing a course filled with challenging obstacles? Before I answer that let me ask you a question…
If you had the opportunity to have a wish granted by a genie would you do it?
I read a story recently, about a psychology professor who asked his students this very question. Almost all of them immediately said yes, yes I would love to have a wish granted by a genie! After they had time to think and debate about it, they all slowly began to change their answers. The students began to doubt that having everything they wanted given to them, instead of them having to struggle and go through adversity to get it themselves, would give them the same amount of satisfaction and gratification. Reaching a mountain peak is exhilarating in large part because of the climb to get there. If you were just airlifted to the top do you really think the moment would still feel as rewarding? I doubt it! The reward you get when you achieve your goal is because of the challenge, and what you had to go through to accomplish it!
I believe that obstacle courses are full of great physical and mental challenges for anyone. The truth is we all face obstacles every single day, and when we do we have just two choices. We can either let the obstacle overcome us, or we can overcome the obstacle. We can give up and turn back, or we can find a way to overcome the obstacle and continue on the path we were headed. I believe that every time we take on a challenge and complete it, we become stronger both physically and mentally. I also believe that the bigger the challenge is the bigger the reward will be! Taking on challenges is much easier with a group of friends! If you would like to take on a 5K, an obstacle course, a ½ marathon…etc. Join us and we would love to take it on with you!
Need help with your training? Come to Warrior Cardio!
Warrior Cardio is a free workout that we put on every Saturday morning @8am in Lenexa, KS. We meet at the Kickball field at 99th and Monrovia. This workout is for all fitness levels. It includes resistance training and cardio training, and it will make you stronger both physically and mentally. Whether you are training for your first 5K, your first obstacle race, or your first marathon, this workout will help you prepare for it! Warrior Cardio is outside, and is rain or shine!
If you would like to join us for Warrior Cardio or have any questions, you can contact us:
Chad Austin, firstname.lastname@example.org 913-488-2816
Kelly Baltuska, email@example.com 913-424-9397
Here is our growing list of events that some of us are interested in taking on this year. There are many more not on the list. If you have one in mind that you think would be fun to take on as a group let us know!
Obstacle Course Races
1-25-15 Yeti Obstacle Course | Bonner Springs, KS
4-25-15 Atlas Race | KC, MO
5-2/3-15 Tough Mudder | Central Texas
5-16/17-15 Tough Mudder | Oklahoma
5-17-15 KC Timber Challenge |KC Timber Challenge www.kctimberchallenge.webconnex.com/2015-kc-timber-challenge
5-30-15 Conquer the Guantlet | KC, KS
7-18-15 The Fugitive Run | Rolla, MO
8-8-15 Rugged Maniac | Snow Creek
8-29-15 Heroes Challenge | Rolla, MO
9-12/13-15 Tough Mudder | Colorado
9-27-15 XTC extreme Timber Challenge | Bonner Springs, KS
10-3/4-15 Tough Mudder | Dallas, TX
10-10/11-15 Tough Mudder | Missouri
TBT Wipeout Run | KC, MO
TBT Spartan Race | KC, MO
5K’s & 10K’s
2-7-15 Polar Bear 5K | Shawnee, KS
2-7-15 Chocolate Rush 5K | Olathe, KS
4-26-15 Trolley Run | Kansas City, MO
6-5-15 Hospital Hill Run 5K | KC, MO
9-6-15 Broadway Bridge 10K | KC, MO
9-13-15 Plaza 10K | KC, MO
9-19-15 Dot to Dot 10K | KC, MO
½ Marathons, Triathlons, & More
2-22-15 Indoor Triathlon | Overland Park, KS
4-11-15 Rock the parkway ½ marathon |
4-18-15 Garmin ½ Marathon | Olathe, KS
5-9-15 Running with the cows ½ marathon | Bucyrus, KS
6-5-15 Hospital Hill Run ½ marathon | KC, MO
6-28-15 Double Road Race | Overland Park, KS
9-11-15 Patriots Run ½ marathon | Olathe, KS
10-17-15 KC Half Marathon | KC, MO
11-1-15 Kansas Half Marathon | Lawrence, KS
11-14/15-15 Worlds Toughest Mudder | Lake Las Vegas, NV