Fitness in the time of Coronavirus
Check out these virtual event series:
Budu Racing: Beat the Virus Virtual Series
Will last at least 3 weeks, and offer different distances and different categories. This is all in fun! Share your experiences in Northwest in Motion’s Forum.
Eastside Baby Corner: Every Minute Counts Virtual Challenge
Starting April 1, participants count minutes instead of miles. Anyone can participate in any way, you can even get credit for jumping rope in your living room! Share your experiences in Northwest in Motion’s Forum.
Orca Running & Evergreen Trail Runs: Social Distance Run
Are you craving the looming deadline of a race but feeling flummoxed by all the race cancellations? Join the gang at Orca Running and Evergreen Trail Runs for an 8-week running and fitness challenge. Share your experiences in Northwest in Motion’s Forum.
Quarantine Backyard Ultra
This event is a free Backyard Ultra, completed in self-isolation or quarantine, streamed live on Youtube, with the largest, most competitive field ever assembled! You will be competing for the soon-to-be World’s most coveted prize: The Golden Toilet Paper Roll!
Redmond Cycling Club: Solo-na Virus Ride Series (March – April)
Cycling offers us fitness and a break from all that surrounds us at this moment. Check out this series of solo rides designed for current circumstances by RCC president Per Sunde.
Walla Trails: Twilight 12-hour Virtual Run
Run/hike/walk as much or as little as you like during the previously scheduled Twilight 12 Hour weekend (April 25-26) starting 7pm Saturday until 7am Sunday.
WSBA SweatFest Race Series
Washington State Bicycle Association, USA Cycling, and Zwift have extended this series through the quarantine period. Races happen on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Stay motivated, engaged, and connected. Share your quarantine fitness experiences on our Forum.
- Life at the Speed of BikeMarch 28, 2020
- Tabatha Collins: Broke the Record. Still Breaking the StigmaFebruary 23, 2020
- Sine Wave ManagementFebruary 7, 2020
- Baggage ClaimJanuary 26, 2020
- Sophia Liu’s Olympic Quest Nears Finish LineJanuary 22, 2020
- 50 50s @ 50: Brad Hefta-GaubJanuary 15, 2020
- Tiger Mt. Fat Ass Trail Run 2020January 5, 2020
- The n + 1: Oakley Flak 2.0 XL w/ Day & Night Contrast LensesDecember 26, 2019
- Shannon Mallory @ US #CXNats 2019December 19, 2019
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Health Tip from Bastyr Center for Natural Health
Boost your brain. Mend your mind. The verdict is in! We know what nutrients the human brain needs to stay sharp! That list includes carbohydrates, B vitamins such as folate, and omega 3-fatty acids. To sharpen your brain power, think salmon and other fatty fish, walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, and folate-rich leafy greens and legumes. Choose your foods wisely for a brain that is wise!