Friday, May 2, 2014

The May Challenge! #20x31

Do you like a challenge? Do you like setting goals? Do you like a feeling of accomplishment? If so, then I have something for you!

This month, I'm participating in a May fitness challenge with the lovely Jen, Samantha and Carly. Our challenge for you this month is to exercise 20 minutes a day each day during the month of May. If you think about it, it's only 10 hours and 20 minutes of exercise in the entire month (and May has 744 hours). I know we all have busy lives, but surely there's 20 minutes in there somewhere for exercise.

Each day, we'd love for you to share your workout on social media using #20x31. And on Fridays, we'll be hosting a link up where we can share our workouts for the week. 

And there's more: at the end of the #20x31 challenge, you have a chance to win a $20 Amazon giftcard. You'll get one entry for every Friday link and you can earn additional entries (one per day) by using #20x31 and tagging Jen, Samantha, Carly or me.

Here's to a great May challenge!

Anna @ Running Smiles
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And since I was slack (actually I was on a field trip with our oldest yesterday and forgot to schedule this post), I'll go ahead and share with you my workouts for the week.

Monday - 6 miles, strength training at the gym
Tuesday - 4 miles
Wednesday - 4 miles
Thursday - rest day, but I did get in way more than 20 minutes walking around with first graders! (I'll talk more about active rest days later!)
Friday - 3.1 miles, 60 situps on the incline bench, 40 pull ups

Keeping it real for you on the first Friday of #20x31:

Slow 3.1 as I have a race tomorrow; post working out before work; our pull up bar; ready for the workout


  1. Thanks so much for cohosting Anna! You always seem to get your fitness in no matter what! Hope you had fun on the field trip :)

  2. Now I'm learning how to do an organized challenge post. Thanks for co-hosting & sharing your successes with the newbies in the group!

  3. Way to go on those miles! You inspire me to want to run more!