I don’t know about you guys but motivating myself to work out each week without any particular goal is tough and, to be frank, usually fruitless. So why not set yourself a goal? And better yet, why not make it an over-the-top extravaganza, something your sane former self would never have dared attempt were you not determined to conquer your body and your willpower?
I have always been a staunch opponent of running for varied reasons, not the least of which being that it’s uncomfortable and hard, but on the example of my best friend I signed up for an Adventure Race to get my butt out of my house and my feet on the pavement. It gave me a goal, it gave me a challenge I wasn’t sure I could meet, and it gave me an overwhelming sense of accomplishment when I crossed that finish line. Courtesy of Outside Magazine, here are some other Adventure Races all across the USA and the world that might peak your interest, break you out of your routine and help raise you up to new levels of excellence.