Friday, January 13, 2023

2023 Challenge: New Year, New Habits (January & February)

Welcome to our 1st SRTT Louisville challenge of 2023 - New Year, New Habits! We are mixing things up for 2023 with fewer but longer challenges happening roughly every other month. We will also post them directly in the group - no more trying to find the event. It will be pinned as the featured post throughout the challenge months.

To kick off 2023, our challenge will run from Jan 1 - Feb 28th and focus on building daily habits along with some random pop-up challenges throughout. Some of these might already be habits for you - totally fine, this will help keep those habits and help monitor them.
The goal of this challenge and building these habits is to focus on YOU, loving yourself and your body and contributing to your happiness. It’s something a lot of us struggle with or struggle to make time for. There will be a lot of details for each of these because the key to creating habits is to be specific, monitor them and schedule time for them.
Here are the daily habits - watch for posts with specific details for some of the habits or pop-up challenges. If you need any guidance or more information on any of these - please comment and let us know!
Sunday Reflection
Sunday will be our time to reflect and write in a journal/notebook. Each week, write down the following in your journal:
  • 3 good things that happened or made you happy the past week
  • Write down your goals or intentions for the next week. This can even include something you didn’t accomplish the prior week but want to in the next week. Make it personal to YOU.
Mindfulness Monday
  • Be mindful about something in your day. You can start your day with a purpose, meditate, set intentions for the day, practice mindful eating, or rewire your brain. You pick what makes sense for YOU.
Tune In Tuesday
  • Listen to something that motivates you, inspires you, makes you happy, helps your mind take a break and/or, relaxes you. Then share with the group as others might find what you are listening to helpful.
Water Wednesday
  • Don’t forget to hydrate! Set your own water goal, share it and drink that goal! General recommendations are half of your body weight in ounces of water.
Love Yourself Thursday
  • Watch for posts with the focus for each week. Week 1: Ask Yourself: Whom do I envy? Envy is an uncomfortable emotion, but it’s instructive. Typically, if you envy someone, you wish you had something that person has. Now, what about them do you envy and wish you had? What are steps you could take to manifest what you want?
Free Friday
  • It’s important to rest and Friday seems like a perfect time to do it after a busy week. Rest and/or share whatever you feel like sharing for the week - can be something you accomplished this week, how you overcame something, got out of your comfort zone or just something uplifting - it’s free for you to decide!
Sweat Saturday
  • While you don’t always have to sweat to be effective, this day is all about getting some movement in! Are you getting a run in, stretching, doing yoga, walking, cycling, or cross/strength-training? Share what movement you made time for.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

SRTT Lou Holiday Madness Challenge


Welcome to our December SRTT Louisville Holiday Madness Challenge!

This month will be a madness mix of a scavenger hunt, color and streaking! Here are the guidelines:
For each day, follow the calendar like a normal scavenger hunt / bingo style challenge.
12ks of Holidays Streak starting with day 2. Run/walk 1k / day for 12 days.
If the background is a color - wear that color! If it’s blank/white, pick your own color!
December 17th Charity Run just happens to be the same day as the SRTT Volunteer event with the Santa Sprint at Cherokee park. Volunteer or participate in the event (or another charity run).

For those that signed up for the Winter Warrior challenge that spanned across November and December - feel free to do both if you’d like or just stick with the mileage challenge.

If you have your own goals - please share those too! Don’t forget to post your photos in the event which runs Dec 1 - 31st.

November SRTT Lou Pick Your Challenge


Welcome to our SRTT Louisville November monthly challenge! This month, YOU get to “Pick Your Challenge” from the options listed below. Once you pick your challenge, post in the event page and share which challenge you committed to…then post daily with your progress!

Event runs from Nov 1 - Nov 30th (FB event will be from mid to end of Nov).
Option 1: Planksgiving
Option 2: Nov 4x4 Challenge
Option 3: 30 Days of Gratitude
Option 4: Winter Warrior Distance Challenge (this can span across November and December if you’d like)
Details for each challenge are in the pictures and below:
Option 1: Let’s plank throughout the month starting with 20 seconds and ending the month with 5 minutes.
Option 2: Let’s get 4 workouts per week for 4 weeks in a row.
Option 3: Follow the prompts on the posted Gratitude challenge and write them down each day for 30 days.
Option 4: Pick a distance goal that works best for you and commit to running the distance - 30, 60, 90, 100, 120, 150, 200, or 240 miles. NOTE: The distance can span across November and December.
Feel free to pick MORE than one challenge as well - you are not limited to just one!
Don’t forget to post your challenge and daily/weekly progress!

Saturday, October 1, 2022

October 2022 Fall BINGO Challenge

 Welcome to the October SRTT Lou Fall Bingo Challenge. We mixed it up a little year and will be doing the same challenge as our sister So Indiana chapter. Don’t worry - it still has a few things similar to the normal scavenger hunt.

Download the Bingo card and “daub” your spot until you get a coverall! Challenge runs from Oct 1 - Oct 31st (despite what the Facebook event says).
Feel free to also share your goals for the month of October in the challenge as well. And share throughout the month as you get a bingo spot!

If you are posting photos on social, don't forget to use #Fallbingo22 #sherunslou

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.

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