Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring fitness



I can't believe that the Knoxville Marathon is already coming up next Sunday, 3/28. I'd love to hear from people who are running the full, half, 5k or participating in a relay. Are you excited for your race? If you want to participate in the events this year, there's still time to register. The marathon is one of those events that truly brings out the best of Knoxville and Knoxvillians. People come from all over the country (and world) to participate, and we put on a good event for them. True Knoxville spirit is on display. It's one of my favorite events of the year.

Also fitness related, my all time favorite fitness program, Operation Boot Camp, starts new camps on Monday 3/23. Operation Boot Camp is a 30 day fitness and nutrition program that meets out at lovely Lakeshore Park (Northshore Rd and Lyons View Rd). Over a year ago, I was totally amazed at what Boot Camp did for my fitness level, my energy level, my endurance and my running times. A year later, I am still in love with the program. Now after a few months of heavy work travel and indulgent vacation , I am ready to recommit to the program by being a camper! I would love it if some Wigsphere readers decided to join me out there! You can read about the camps here and read more and register here.

Spring is such an inspiring time to workout. The sun stays with us for much longer, so after-work runs are possible. I love running in downtown Knoxville and along Neyland. Plus the weather and the new growth is just really conducive to an awesome outdoor run or workout. That's how I look at it, anyway.

7 comments:

Nate D. said...

Totally agree. Lakeshore was packed on a warm last Wednesday night. Our favorite run, though, is the 3rd Creek Greenway. We can totally immerse ourselves in the outdoors, it's nice and rolling, and lots of on/off access. Bikers are by and large very polite, usually giving us a warning as they come up...

ashleystravel said...

I'll be running my first half marathon next weekend. A very, very slow half, but I will finish it. Can't wait!

The Modern Gal said...

Rats, I just realized I'll be out of town for the marathon. I was totally going to be there with my cowbell to root y'all on. I'll be cheering you on in spirit, though!

B said...
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B said...

i can't work up the guts to run downtown, but i love the greenway along the river. beautiful. the only hard part is passing calhoun's and wanting to detour for a burger and fries.

Santiago Ramirez said...

I'm running in the Half Marathon. I'm looking forward to it, can't wait!

Ron said...

A buddy and I are running the 1/2 marathon. It is his third time, but I am new to K'ville and this is my first time. I am psyched for the race and seeing all the runners and spectators.

I have run at Lakeshore as well as Third Creek. I also really like Cherokee, if is a nice sofe cinder trail, great views of the river as well.