May Pathfinders: Get Ready for the Rainbow Readers Race!

11083874_1576615009287079_1013662935326284641_nEllsworth Public Library is gearing up for its first 5K Color Run, “Rainbow Readers Race”. So, pathfinders will lead off the run with some running sites. The race takes place June 14; call the Library at 667-6363 or check the EPL web page for more information. And if you don’t feel like running, it’s perfectly alright to walk the course. Join Us!

Check out our website and facebook page to find out more about Rainbow Readers Race!

www.rainbowreadersrace.wordpress.com

www.facebook.com/rainbowreadersrace   

The Race also is listed in “Maine Today” –see the fun at:

http://mainetoday.com/do-this-2/15-maine-fall-winter-races-put-fun-run-2015/

Color Runs

starting line

So, what is a color run, anyway?  It’s a 5K celebration of fun–volunteers will throw colored cornstarch at the runners at different stations along the course.  Read on for more information:

First Color Run:  What to Expect and Tips to Make it Awesome

http://www.suitcasesandsippycups.com/2013/03/first-color-run-what-to-expect-and-tips-to-make-it-awesome.html

Funny and Creative Color Run Team Names

http://blog.customink.com/2013/05/funny-color-run-team-names/

Color Run Cleaning Tips

http://madamedeals.com/color-run-cleaning-tips/

Join Dotty Small for the Rainbow Readers Race on 6/14/15!

Join Dotty Small for the Rainbow Readers Race on 6/14/15!

Adults

Racing on foot began many, many years ago. Go to this site to read about the beginnings of running.

http://www.athleticscholarships.net/history-of-track-and-field.htm

Here’s a running site for the absolute beginner.

http://skinnyms.com/running-program-for-absolute-beginners/

Another site that will take you from the “couch to running” can be found at:

http://www.runningforbeginners.com/

These sites also have some training ideas to help you start learning to run.

http://www.active.com/running/Articles/Good-Running-Form-for-Beginners

http://www.military.com/military-fitness/running/evolution-of-learning-how-to-run-distance

http://running.competitor.com/2013/06/saucony-26-strong/first-steps-in-marathon-training_77276

This site suggests you learn to walk before you run. It also has some tips for cross training.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_articles.asp?id=1566

If you are going to become a runner, you have to know what you’re talking about. Check out this site for learning the “runner lingo”.

http://greatist.com/fitness/ultimate-guide-running-lingo

This site will give you some safety running tips –it does not recommend listening to music while running, check it out to see why.

http://running.about.com/od/safetyissuesandtips/ht/runsafe.htm

And this one will tell you what’s good to eat while you are running.

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/what-eat-during-your-run

Shoes are usually considered important when running. The following site will tell you about the top twenty running shoe choices for 2015.

http://www.theactivetimes.com/20-best-running-shoes

However, there is another school of thought includes the benefits of running barefoot. Find out more at this site.

http://www.runnersworld.com/running-shoes-gear/barefoot-running

And this site will answer some of your questions about the pros and cons of barefoot running.

http://www.barefootrunning.fas.harvard.edu/6FAQ.html

Here is some advice for women about what to wear at different temperatures.

http://womensrunning.competitor.com/2014/12/training-tips/freezing-wear-winter-runs_33932

And this site will provide some advice for men.

http://ask.metafilter.com/75848/What-gear-should-I-wear-to-run-in-the-winter

If you have a young child, you can still run with a jogging stroller. This site has some tips for doing so.

http://www.therunningclinic.com/en/runners-information/tools-for-runners.php

13823203785_338c009be4Kids

There are so many great reasons to exercise.  Check out this article to learn more:

http://fit.webmd.com/kids/move/article/exercise-helps-body

Click here for lots of fun fitness games:

http://jumpbunch.com/kids-click-here/fitness-games/

Need some exercise inspiration?  Watch these videos for fun ideas:

http://kids.usa.gov/watch-videos/exercise-and-eating-healthy/index.shtml

“Find out how to take care of your body, eat healthy, and stay fit!”

http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/

Remember to stay safe while exercising.  Here are some tips:

http://kidshealth.org/teen/safety/sports_safety/safety_running.html

 

11081227_1578526729095907_4055847207718131580_nTeens

Find which exercise will work for you (according to your personality).

http://fit.webmd.com/teen/move/article/exercise-personality

Teen training program

http://breakingmuscle.com/strength-conditioning/teen-athletes-getting-ready-for-in-season-competition

Want to learn more about eating healthy and exercise?  Read on:

http://kids.usa.gov/teens/exercise-fitness-nutrition/index.shtml

 

Image from abetterbagofgroceries.com

Image from abetterbagofgroceries.com

Parents

Running with your kids: a parent’s guide to nurturing a lifelong lifestyle:  http://www.active.com/articles/running-with-your-kids-a-parents-guide-to-nurturing-a-lifelong-lifestyle

A rather progressive program for children and teens aged between 3 and 18 in addition to seven general health rules ready to be posted on your fridge.

http://www.therunningclinic.com/en/runners-information/tools-for-runners.php

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