Sunday, July 31, 2022

Active August - SRTT Monthly Challenge August 2022

 Active August- SRTT Monthly Challenge

Welcome to the Active August SRTT Louisville Monthly Challenge! This month will be all about being active and whatever that means for YOU and YOUR specific goals.

The challenge runs from August 1 - 31 (FB events only allow for up to 2 weeks)
It’s pretty simple - Share your goal(s) for August - whatever that is - training for a race? Mileage goal? Strength training goal? Something else?
Whatever it is, this is your support and accountability for the month. Share your goals for the month and how you’ll work towards it/them.. Example: Training for a fall half marathon or full marathon? Share your training plan and each time you complete a step in that plan.
No specific goals? Do something to be active for at least 20 minutes/day - can be whatever works for you - yoga/mobility, strength, hike, bike, etc. Just be sure to post for accountability!

Click here to join the private Facebook event (you must be a member to join).

Sunday, July 3, 2022

July SRTT Strong Knees Challenge

Welcome to the July SRTT Louisville Strong Knees 30-day challenge. The challenge runs from July 1 - 31st!

We all know how important it is to have strong knees and legs for running but also in everyday life.
Follow the 30-day Strong Knees Challenge that will be the pinned post. Feel free to add or modify wherever YOU need to. Here is the 30-day PDF for you to print and follow.
Keep in mind that if you don't have dumbbells or weight equipment, there are A LOT of other options that can be used around your home!
If you belong to a gym or are following another strength training or cross-training program that's totally fine too....share that here as well!
Join the private challenge here  - Share any goals you have for the month of July!

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Top 10 She Runs This Town Myths

Top 10 She Runs This Town (SRTT) Myths - BUSTED!

It has come to our attention that there are a few myths about She Runs This Town. In this blog, we've compiled a list of the top ten myths we hear from new members below and help bust a few of them. 

1. This group is just for moms.

Our running club is for anyone that identifies as a woman and wants a safe space to run, period. If you are not okay with this, we are not the club for you. 

2. Only "fast" runners can join.

We welcome members of all paces. There is no pace minimum or maximum. We host "no-drop" monthly runs to support runners across the pace spectrum.

3. Group runs are mandatory.  

False. We do have group runs and people are welcome to join as they can. But we respect those that want virtual support and do not run with others. Members find much inspiration and motivation in our Facebook group without joining a group run in person.

4. There is a cost to join.

We are a FREE group. You do have to go through a screening process to join our private Facebook group, but there is no cost.

5. You have to be a runner already to join.

We accept members wherever they are in the running journey. Whether running your 20th marathon or never running a mile, you are always welcome here.

6. You must look like a runner to join.  

We welcome all body shapes, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, etc. We strongly believe there is no one way to "look" like a runner. 

7. There is drama.

Nope. We have a no-drama policy; if people can not be respectful and follow the rules, they may be asked to leave the group.

8. You have to live in Louisville to join.

Our group has members from aound Kentucky and some other states! Other SRTT chapter members will often come looking to us for group runs when they are visiting Louisville, and we are happy to have them join.

9. We only run.

We do more than run. We have play dates for our kids, book clubs, ladies' night out, and charity events. We volunteer at races too!

10. It's nothing special; just a running group.

No way. It's more than just lacing up and putting one foot in front of the other. It can be a way for you to meet some fantastic friends, find inspiration and possibly change your life! 

Those are the top 10 myths we've heard. Can you think of others? Comment or message below, and we will help bust those myths.

If you want to join She Runs This Town- Louisville, KY, you can start by clicking here and entering the private Facebook Group.

You can follow us on Instagram here.

Thursday, June 2, 2022

June Challenge: the COLOR challenge


Welcome to our most popular monthly challenge… the Color Challenge! The rules are pretty simple: Wear the color of the day for your run/walk/bike/workout/rest day and share a pic in the event page! Clothing or accessories count.
For the days with no color listed - you can choose ANY color you want that day. The challenge runs from June 1 - June 30th!
As always, feel free to share your goals for the month and post updates frequently. Make sure your goals are realistic and achievable for YOU. If you achieve a goal or set a new PR - please share! These monthly challenges and events are all about motivating, supporting and lifting each other up!

You can post on social and use #srttcolorchallenge or post your pics in our private Facebook event page here.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

MAY You BINGO - May Monthly Challenge

 Welcome to the “May You Bingo” SRTT Louisville Monthly Challenge!

This month we are playing COVER ALL BINGO! Rules are pretty simple - As you complete a square - cover it up - once the whole board is covered you have a COVER ALL Bingo. Challenge runs from May 1 - May 31st. The Facebook event will be for May 17 - 31st due to FB event limitations.
As you complete and cover squares, share pics in the event along with your cover all once you Bingo. At the end of the month, everyone who has shared a COVER ALL Bingo will be entered into a prize drawing.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

 April SRTT Mural Challenge

Welcome to the April SRTT Mural Challenge. This month, we’ll be running, walking, or biking this town to check out all the amazing murals the city has to offer.
The challenge is to visit as many murals as possible. Share photos of murals during your walk/run/bike. Drive-bys do not count - you must share your route with a photo of the mural (Garmin, Strava, Apple Watch, Map My Run, or other trackers).
Not sure where the various murals are at? We've created a Google Sheet with a list of several murals you can check off the list. (NOTE: the link will create your own copy). There is also a really great app you can download called Louisville Visual Art (LVA) that lists the murals in Louisville and Southern Indiana. It lists the mural, a photo of it, and the address. The ones on the Google sheet came from the app. There were SO many to choose from and several close to each other. You do not have to do only the ones in the checklist but can add your own as well!
Post your photo with the mural and route on the event page whenever you visit one of the murals and check it off the list. Join the event page in our private group here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

March 2022 Challenge: March Miles of Friendship

 March Challenge: March Miles of Friendship

This month we are celebrating the anniversary of SRTT and what better way to celebrate than to March our way through the month and into the FREE Miles of Friendship SRTT anniversary 5k for a group run!
FIRST Challenge: Register for the FREE Miles of Friendship 5k (swag is OPTIONAL) no later than March 7th (this is the cutoff if you want to order the optional swag). See our private FB event page for details and registration link.
WEEKLY Challenge: Run/Walk/Bike at least 7 total miles PER week. This can be in one run or broken up throughout the week (hint 1 mile/day) - just get in 7 total miles each week of March. If you have higher mileage goals for yourself, please share them with the group.
MONTHLY Challenge: Participate in the FREE Miles of Friendship Anniversary 5k as a group on Saturday, March 12th, or Sunday, March 13th. Location TBD and an event will be posted on the main group page.