It’s that time of the month again! Time to share some ideas about how to stay active. As usual, I’m calling on some of my blogger buddies to share their story. And, this month, NTTC is being taken over by a lovely Denver blogger that I adore.
Have y’all met Lynne from LG Smash?
The first time I met Lynne was back in 2012 (and pictured above!) She and I walked the Denver Turkey Trot on a pretty Thanksgiving morning. Lynne and I have quite a few friends in common, and it’s always fun to see her around town.
One of my favorite things about Lynne and her blog is how she LOVES the outdoors! She and her husband love to hike, camp, and explore… and they even do winter camping! As a city girl, I find that so FIERCE!
Today, she’s sharing some easy ways to get more active, taking advantage of the great outdoors! Check out her ideas below!
If you live anywhere outside of Denver, it’s likely spring where you are (we’re stuck in a wet, gray rainy cycle over here!) and you might be itching to get outside after a long winter cooped up!
It’s easy to find ways to get active outside in Colorado; most of us live here because we treasure our outdoor adventures. But living outside of Colorado doesn’t mean there’s no outdoors fun available to you! As a gal who loves the outdoors and being outside, I’d like to offer a few fun ways to get active outside this spring.
Join a Sports Team
Whether you’ve played team sports growing up or not, there’s a team for you. In every city, there are leagues for people of all skill levels.
From grass volleyball to kickball for adults, a quick google search can point you in the right direction. Call the league organizer if you’re nervous about skill levels and ask to be placed on a team that fits your ability – or, round up a group of friends and form your own team!
Take a Hike
But seriously, hiking is a very easy way to get the blood pumping while enjoying some fresh air. Even if there aren’t mountains where you live, you can hike in a local, state or national park nearby. All you’ll need are some sturdy shoes and a pack!
Throw some water, snacks and a map in your pack and take to the trail. Gym shoes are good to start but I’d recommend investing in trail running shoes or hiking boots if you find yourself hiking often. (Recommended reading: 10 Essentials of Backcountry Hiking)
Hop on a Bike
If you live in a bike friendly city, consider hopping on your bike to ride to brunch or meet for happy hour.
In many cities, there are convenient bike share programs making bike riding more accessible than ever. Don’t forget your helmet!
Get Your Learn On
Is there something you really want to learn to do outside but don’t know how? Seek out a class and learn to fly fish, rock climb, garden – if there’s something you want to learn to do, there is likely a class where you can learn to do it while also meeting new friends! Check out your local resources through a rec center or outdoors group; if you live near an REI, REI stores offer a great selection of classes for people of all interests and abilities.
These are just a few ways to get out, get active and have fun outside this spring but I’d be remiss if I don’t share my most favorite way to actively enjoy spring outside: walking my dog through the local parks! Getting active outside can be as involved or not as you’d like. The important part is to just get out and have fun!
Want to follow Lynne and continue to be inspired by her story? Here’s a few ways that you can keep up with this outdoor-lovin’ lady: LG Smash blog, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
WANT TO READ MORE IN THIS SERIES?
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Why You Don’t Need a Gym Membership featuring Brooke from Brooke Not on a Diet
Motivation Tips for New Runners featuring Lauren from Breathe Deeply and Smile
Learning to Love Spin featuring Ashley from Coffee Cake and Cardio
Conquering 60 Miles for a Cause featuring Alyssa from Double Chin Diary and LaLaLyssa
Yoga for Beginners featuring Jess from Racing to Zen