We are a few days into the New Year and I've already read a myriad of recent blogs related to 101 things to do in 2012. They all have the traditional: lose weight, stop smoking, quit eating McDonald's for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but none of them are 100% based on things that are simply fit and healthy. Sure, writing the next great American ebook has it's place among 2012 goals, but will that get you through your next marathon or century bike ride?
So, hoping to fill an obvious void, I decided to throw together a quick list of cool things to do in 2012 if you are a swimmer, cyclist, or runner. Most items on this list are those that can be done more than once throughout the year so feel free to try it out and repeat as needed.
Your body will thank you!!! Enjoy
101 Fit and Healthy Things to do in 2012 01) Run a 5k 02) Run a 10k 03) Run a 1/2 Marathon 04) Run a Marathon 05) Run a Sprint Triathlon 06) Run an Olympic Distance Triathlon 07) Run a 1/2 Ironman 08) Participate in a group training run 09) Swim at least 1 mile non-stop 10) Join a local running club 11) Join a local triathlon club 12) Ride your bike 100 miles in one day 13) Take a yoga class 14) Take a spin class 15) See a nutritionist 16) Consult a training coach 17) Get your body fat tested 18) Get a stress test done 19) Get a physical 20) Subscribe to a running or health magazine 21) Swim an open water swim 22) Ride your bike to work 23) Workout at lunch, eat lunch at your desk 24) Run a trail race in the woods 25) Encourage a "non runner" to run a 5k 26) Tell your coworkers that you're a runner 27) Tell a stranger that you're a runner 28) Buy a race photo from your next event 29) Get fit by a professional on your bike 30) Buy and/or use a heart rate monitor 31) Map your favorite run to share with others 32) Invite a neighbor to go for a walk or run 33) Keep a training diary 34) Run a race for time 35) Run a race for fun 36) Keep current training goal by your bed 37) Stretch after every workout 38) Read an inspirational workout quote once a week 39) Come up with your own inspirational workout quote 40) Go to the Dr. at the first sign of a chest cold 41) Drink more water 42) Detox for at least a week 43) Stop drinking coffee for a week and switch with tea 44) Eat breakfast every day for at least a week 45) Achieve a healthy level of body fat percentage 46) Find a running partner in another state to email regularly 47) Run with a dog 48) Run with your significant other 49) Read a book on running 50) Clear your sinus with a Netti Pot 51) Run in the morning before work 52) Go for a night run (with lights and reflective gear!) 53) Ride a bike to a lunch destination with friends 54) Ride your bike for charity 55) Participate in a charity race/fun run 56) Run a race or ride in a state other than where you live 57) Make your own home made smoothies for a week 58) Buy your next pair of running shoes from a specialty store 59) Learn to patch a flat on your bike the right way 60) Help a fellow rider fix a flat tire on his/her bike 61) Wear sunscreen year round 62) Set a personal record on your favorite training run 63) Set a personal record at your favorite race 64) Pay for a friends race registration to get them started 65) Bake your own energy bars 66) Eat 2-3 servings of fish for at least one week per month 67) Learn what portion control means for you 68) Get 30 minutes a day of activity when not working out 69) Control your sodium intake. Know what you need. 70) Increase your antioxidant rich foods 1) Floss your teeth to fight off bacteria 72) Strength train at least 10 minutes per day 73) Wipe down your exercise equipment at the gym after use 74) Set realistic weight loss (or gain) goals 75) Donate your old running shoes to charity 76) Know when to change your old running shoes out for new ones 77) Take an ice bath after your long runs 78) Shave your legs before any distance triathlon 79) Share a swim lane with a weaker swimmer than you 80) Share a swim lane with a stronger swimmer than you 81) Swim, Bike, and Run in morning at the gym 82) Swim 1 mile before a 1 hour spin class 83) Run 3 miles after a 1 hour spin class 84) Cut your toe nails before long runs 85) Run at conversational pace with friends and talk 86) Run without a stop watch at least once a week 87) Run without an HR monitor at least once a week 88) Run with your favorite music 89) Run without music and listen to yourself breath 90) Practice breathing from both sides during the swim 91) Tape up your workout schedule in your office 92) Volunteer at a local fun run/race 93) Look both ways before crossing the street 94) Cross train 95) Count your calories not your carbs 96) Get more sleep 97) Regulate your alcohol intake 98) Quit smoking if you are a smoker! 99) Motivate yourself to stay healthy! 100) Believe in yourself to stay healty! 101) Blog about your healthy lifestyle!