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Friday, June 05, 2015

Friday Five: National Running Day

 Hola! Welcome to another Friday Five with hosts Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney! The theme this week is National Running Day. [This is my first scheduled FF. By the time you read this I will be hiking through Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.]

National Running Day was Wednesday, June 3. I spent mine taking part in RunChat's June scavenger hunt. There were 10 items to be on the lookout for. Participants post their photos to twitter with the tag #RunChatHunt and each photo puts them in the running for various prizes.

My route around Grandview.

During my Wednesday run I was able to find 5 objects:
  1. Body of water
  2. American flag
  3. Statue
  4. Empty beer/soda can
  5. Garden gnome 

I had a lot of fun on this run. I didn't start my watch and I took a circuitous course through one of my favorite neighborhoods. Oh a whim, I decided to run to the closest river for my body of water shot, not realizing I'd have to scale a massive hill on the way back. I mapped my route after and was amazed to see I'd covered almost 4 miles. I can't wait to try to find the 5 remaining items. In fact, I had so much fun not worrying about distance / time that I'd love to make scavenger hunts a regular part of my training!

Have you ever done a scavenger hunt while running? Do you plan to take part in #RunChatHunt?


  1. i've not done a scavenger hunt run but i really like the idea of it!

  2. What a fun idea ! And it can take you on new routes.

  3. This is such an awesome idea! I need to participate in something like this one of these days!

  4. The scavenger hunt is such a fun idea - I should do that with them sometime!

  5. Superfun - would love to do a scavenger hunt!


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