You may have noticed that I’m slightly obsessed with my Fitbit Flex. Now more than ever because I signed up for Run The Year, a just for fun fitness challenge with the aim of walking/running/hiking 2,017 miles in 2017! To put this into perspective, to complete this alone, it would mean doing 5.5miles (13,000 steps) EVERYDAY for the whole year! Don’t worry, you can also sign up with a buddy and complete the challenge as part of a team!
There are so many different types of fun runs now that are open to people of all ages and abilities, 5k’s (3miles), 10k’s, women’s only, colour runs, muddy runs and at the weekend, I took part in a 5k inflatable obstacle run! Gung Ho is a ‘touring’ event around the UK, my nearest was located at Brand’s Hatch Racecourse in Kent. I was booked in for the 10.45am ‘wave’ time. Start times were staggered all through the day to stop bottle necks at the inflatables that were approximately every 500 metres along the course. Some obstacles were easier than others!
Ever since I had watched Adventurous Kate’s Snapchat of her climbing up the Kotor city walls in Montenegro, I knew it was something I had to do, I love a good challenge after all! Here’s a quick run down of Kotor…its Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, located on the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro (not THAT far away from the Croatian border, Dubrovnik to Kotor is a doable journey!), rather than go around…the city walls go up ABOVE the city to the Kotor Fortress of St John’s Castle, there’s even a church half way up! Entrance is €3 and it offers some of the best views of the city and bay.
I’m always under the impression that if I lived in a place that had a nice beach/waterfront boardwalk, I’d be the type of person that’d go running in the morning or evening, it always looks so relaxing. Currently I live on the edge of town, with fields, a river and a lovely new cycle path, but do I run along it? No, not anymore, because you just used to end up being chased by dogs. So it seems that when I travel, I actually exercise more than what I do when I’m at home. Here are 5 fun ways to stay active while on the road!