Upbeat Love Songs to Fuel Your Winter Walking

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It can be tough to find the inspiration to get moving when it’s cold outside or there’s bad weather. However, the winter is the perfect time to start your 3-Day training! By getting in smaller, consistent training walks now, it will help you get on a good schedule for the warmer months in the future. But, if you need some extra fuel for your next training walk, we want to be here to help.

Our 3-Day Spotify has playlists of songs that you’ve heard on the event, and they will keep you walking mile after mile. But in the spirit of love, which is always a topic around this time of year, we are rounding up some upbeat love songs that will motivate you to get walking until the spring thaw.

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Sunday Morning by Maroon Five: This is the perfect song to stretch to before your training or start your walk off strong and steady.

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross: A fan favorite whenever we play it on the event, this song reminds us that there is no distance too great to cross for love…or that famous 3-Day mac n’ cheese!

Cheerleader by OMI: We will be cheering you on for every step of the 3-Day, and this song will cheer you through your training walk! Plus, it’s always good to remember to be each other’s cheerleaders as we go through life.

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I’ll Be There for You by The Rembrandts: If you don’t get this song stuck in your head, you’re a stronger person than most. But it’s sure to make smile and keep your thoughts positive, even if it hasn’t been your day, your month or even your year.

My Life Would Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson: Our lives would certainly suck without you 3-Dayers! Sing along to this tune as you take on those miles!

Rather Be by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne: “When I am with you, there’s no place I’d rather be.” That single lyric sums up how we feel about all our 3-Day family. Our favorite days of the year are the ones we spend with all of you!

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Light My Fire by The Doors: With a good consistent beat, and easy words to remember, this is the perfect love song for walking!

I Feel the Earth Move by Carol King: Hopefully the Earth is moving under your feet from strong and confident steps as you take on your training. But, if it’s also moving from feelings of love, that’s all the better 😊 The 3-Day is full of love of all kinds!

Come On Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners: Just insert your own name in the chorus to keep yourself moving!

What are some of your favorite songs to walk to? We want to know what gets your feet moving! We might even make a playlist of all your favorites. Until then, enjoy the 3-Day Spotify playlists we have at the ready for you!

Motivation Monday: Making the Small Wins Count

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Happy Monday! Though it might not be everyone’s favorite day of the week, Monday has an important spot in our lives. It’s a fresh start, and a chance for all of us to make the most of the new week. What could we accomplish?

Maybe, make a new fundraising project?

Or use our favorite tunes to fuel an extra-long training walk for the 3-Day?

Share a memory with your 3-Day family?

Or join them online to start working your way to great prizes?

Maybe you do all that in one day!

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Sometimes though, despite our best intentions, the days get away from us and sometimes things go wrong. We might miss a deadline or burn breakfast or run late to an appointment. On tough days, especially on tough Mondays, it’s also important to celebrate life’s little wins.

Happy moments can come upon you when you least expect it, and they are definitely worth celebrating.

So, celebrate the next time you…

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Run into an old friend

Wake up on the right side of the bed after a great night’s sleep

Get a compliment from a stranger

Make everyone at the meeting laugh with your new joke

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Decide to treat yourself to some comfort food

Get that last open parking spot

See a butterfly, bunny, dog, cat, or any of your favorite animals

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Climb to the top of the corporate ladder

Have a sweet snack in the middle of the afternoon

Find a perfectly ripe banana, avocado or peach

Catch up on your favorite TV show

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Rock a bold new outfit

Finish a good book

Plan a fun family vacation

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Or even show off your killer moves at a dance party!

Remember, the little wins count just as much as the big ones.

So, go out there and take Monday by storm! What are your goals for the week?

 

Tuesday Training Tip: How to Get Back on Track

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Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful long weekend full of just as much relaxation as it was full of fun training walks in the sun.

However, if you took some time off from training this weekend, and are looking to get back on track, we have you covered! It’s important to take time off, especially if you’re on vacation, to give your body a break. However, with our first 3-Day of 2017 just over 60 days away, lots of walkers are kicking their training into high gear. Here are some ways to make it a little easier to hit the trail this week!

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Write it down

Keeping a journal, making your work out part of your daily to do list, or using fitness apps all help you stay accountable with your workout schedule. You can also add weekly or monthly goals to your day planner or online calendar for extra incentives. Making training a part of the things you have to do will help keep you from canceling that day’s walk, and you’ll get an extra feeling of accomplishment when you cross it off your list.

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Do it first

Working out in the morning can be tough thanks to that pesky snooze button on your alarm. However, knocking out your fitness routine in the AM will give you more free time after work, and again, make it less likely that you get busy and have to reschedule. It also gives you an extra boost of energy to start your day with a bit of an adrenaline rush! Then you’ll be all the readier to take on the day.

Make it social

We talk about besties, teams and support groups a lot on the 3-Day, and there’s a good reason for that! Every activity is better with someone at your side, so grab a pal for your work out this week. Try a new class together, go for a walk and catch up, or just keep each other accountable with check-ins throughout the week. If you can find a friend, family member or colleague you like training with, it will make it a welcome activity in your day!

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Reward yourself

Everyone loves presents! So, plan to give yourself some! Set goals for how often you want to train in a certain week or month, or give yourself a “miles walked” goal, too. Once you hit your goal, treat yourself to something special. Pick up a ticket to your favorite concert for the summer, give yourself a spa day, or load up on fun 3-Day merch to rock on the event.

Get jamming

Sometimes you need something extra to put that needed pep in your step, especially on a morning walk,. Create a morning or walking playlist, or follow the 3-Day on Spotify, to streamline the tunes you need to get your day going just right!

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Bring a pet pal

Aside from your besties, another friend that can help keep you moving is your furry pet pals! Take your pooch, or even your cat, on the trail with you. You’ll have an energetic partner who is more than happy to be spending time with you! For safety reasons, we can’t allow pets on official 3-Day training walks, but if you’re out on your own personal training walk, your dog could be a welcome companion.

REMINDER: The health, safety and training information contained in this blog post, or otherwise provided to you in connection with your participation in the 3-Day, is not intended to replace or be construed as medical advice and any such information is not a substitute for seeking medical advice or treatment from your medical provider. Before starting any exercise, program or following any recommendations, advice or other instructions regarding training for the 3-Day or any athletic event, you should first consult a physician and have a physical examination.