Events

Cap City Kick Off // Will run for food & drinks!

The most popular length of a half marathon training schedule is 12 weeks…. which means it is time to get started on that Cap City Half Marathon training! We’ve got a couple fun things we are attending and/or planning for the upcoming weekend involving running and then of course, some treats after.  Hope to see you!

Saturday, February 3

  • Hilliard/Galloway Sole Sisters (subgroup of MRTT Columbus) Ice Cream Run // Did you know the first Saturday in February is often referred to as “National Eat Ice Cream For Breakfast Day?!” Well, let’s burn some calories, then celebrate!  Meet at Cookie Dough Creamery in Worthington at 6AM,  head out to the OT for 6ish miles, then meet back around 7AM when they open for ice cream! One of our friends and regular runners, Amanda, is helping lead the way on this, let us know if you have questions & we can direct them to her. This is a free social run, all are welcome. Pictured below, their Run+Ice Cream from last year!

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Sunday, February 4

  • M3S Sports 5th Line 5K // 10AM  – not many spots left, sign up soon! Email or IG message us for a $10 discount code if you haven’t already registered!

 

  • Living Fit Columbus & Rocky Fork Running Club Cap City Kick Off! // Meet up with peeps from both of these run crews to celebrate the twelve week count down to the Cap City races!  Meet at Land Grant Brewing Co (official beer of Cap City!) at 2PM, head out around the Scioto Mile for 6ish miles, then meet back for drinks, photos and social time.  This is a free social run, all are welcome.

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Living Fit Cbus 2017 Winter Challenge Coming Soon!

Our 4th Winter Challenge is right around the corner!  We are in the final planning stages and enrollment will be open through Jan 22.  This will be an eight week FREE challenge in which you record your own successes (honor system), share them with our team for motivation & can even earn prizes along the way!

We will be working with Rachel from The Beauty Boost and Adam & Laura from Bend Active to coordinate a RUN+YOGA event, as well as promoting other exciting fitness opportunities.  The fun kicks off with the Beauty Boost’s TASTE OF FITNESS on Jan 15, one of many  bonus challenges promoted throughout the eight weeks.  Sign up soon as this event may sell out! *You do not have to attend the TOF to join the 8 week challenge* 

For previous challenges, check out our FITNESS & HEALTH CHALLENGES page.  For more information or to participate, email us at LivingFitColumbus@gmail.com – hope to see you in 2017, both on the mat & the trails!

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Ohio State Four Miler / “Finish On The 50” takes place tomorrow morning!

The 4th Annual Ohio State Four Miler takes place tomorrow, Sunday, Oct 23!  The event is a celebration of football and fitness that “finishes on the 50” of Ohio Stadium. This race sold out for the fourth straight year and is the largest 4-mile run / walk in the nation with 15,000 participants, up from its debut in 2013 of 10,000. 4miler_logo

The race takes place at 10 AM at Ohio Stadium. It begins in the parking lot on the Southwest Side of Ohio Stadium and finishes on the 50-yard line. The Start Stage will be located adjacent to Cannon Drive.  The FREE Race Day Tailgate Party will also be held in the parking lot on the Southwest Side of Ohio Stadium from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Special guests include Buckeye Greats such as Anthony Schlegel, Bobby Carpenter, Matt Finkes, JJ Sullinger, Ryan Miller, Lauren Shenk Miller, Terrence Dials, Jake Ballard, Scoonie Penn, Justin Zwick and Brutus Buckeye. Shelley Meyer will serve as the event’s Honorary Race Director.

The Ohio State Four-Miler is a partnership between Ohio State Sports Marketing/IMG, the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer and M3S Sports. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer and the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund For Cancer Research.

(Photo by Terry Gilliam)

Photo credit: Terry Gilliam

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Peggy, Deedra, Teresa, Joey ; LF Cbus Run Crew @ the inaugural “Finish on the 50” 2013

 

Good luck to all the runners, walkers & participants.  Send us your pictures, we’d love to feature them!

 

 

Gildan Esprit de She Columbus 5K/10K

We had a blast last Thursday at the inaugural Gildan Esprit de She 5k/10k.  We had all kinds of fun PRs…

  • Lauren’s last race with baby in belly // #32weeks!
  • Peggy’s new PR for a 10K
  • Teresa’s longest distance and fastest race post-baby
  • Christine’s fastest race post-baby

The course was a nice route starting at Genoa Park and looping around the Scioto Mile and other parts of Columbus. We LOVE the race tanks and really enjoyed the race & after-party.  We of course took lots of photos & hope to do the event next year!

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Photo credits to LivingFitColumbus and The Vision Council

Join us for Esprit de She Columbus 5k/10k

Several of us are participating in the inaugural Gildan Esprit de She Columbus 5k/10k on Thurs, Sep 22.  The race is at Genoa Park at 6:30PM and followed by a fun fitness happy hour, live music and more.  Register using the promotional code LivingFitColumbus to earn a $5 discount and let us know to look for you post race!

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What is Esprit de She?

Sponsored by Gildan, Esprit de She is “the nation’s premier athletic event series for women.”  We love their #BeYourPotential theme and the positivity that running can bring to a community.  They also put on duals and tris, so check them out!  We heard about the race from one of our favorite Cbus fit gals, Rachel from The Beauty Boost and look forward to seeing her at the race.

Other brands associated with Esprit de She that we love are LifeTime Fitness, Honey Stinger (Esprit de She sponsors) & Under Armor (a brand under licensing agreement with Gildan).

Below is the training schedule we plan to follow leading up to the 10k… modified from their website training plans found HERE.

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Come join us and be ready for some group photos, we don’t go many places without a camera or at least camera phone. 🙂  See you there!

Sweat Local Columbus Event

We had a great time last Saturday morning at the Sweat Local Columbus 5K & fitness expo.  Many of our local favorites were in attendance and there were plenty of opportunities to ‘get your sweat on!’  Thanks to Kelly and all those who helped put on this event.  We hope to see all of you as we continue our Tour of Columbus!    Living Fit Columbus-1Living Fit Columbus-2Living Fit Columbus-3Living Fit Columbus-4Living Fit Columbus-5Living Fit Columbus-6Living Fit Columbus-7Living Fit Columbus-8Living Fit Columbus-9Living Fit Columbus-10Living Fit Columbus-11Living Fit Columbus-12Living Fit Columbus-13Living Fit Columbus-14Living Fit Columbus-15Living Fit Columbus-16Living Fit Columbus-17Living Fit Columbus-18Living Fit Columbus-19Living Fit Columbus-25Living Fit Columbus-20Living Fit Columbus-21Living Fit Columbus-22

Fit Momma Baby Sprinkle :)

Christine is one of our running, yoga-ing mommas and we are so impressed with how fit she has stayed during her entire pregnancy.  Even with working full time and chasing around a toddler, this fit momma made it to group runs and yoga classes into week 38!

We wanted to celebrate baby #2, so we threw Christine a mini baby sprinkle.  Can’t wait to have her newest little one tagging along!

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FORE! Miler race recap – M3S Sports & Ohio Health

Wow, its been too long!  Between learning to juggle two kids, going back to work after maternity leave and then a much needed vacation in Florida, life has been crazy and chaotic (in a good way, just doesn’t leave much time for blogging!)

Recently a bunch of Living Fit gals, along with tons of other Cbus runners, participated in the FORE! Miler race.  It was the second year for the event and we hope to run it every year.  M3S always puts on awesome events and this one was no exception!  It was a great run and a superb after party which included a live band, a drink ticket and of course, lots of photos (download yours for free HERE).

My personal goal was just to finish and have fun as this was my first four mile run post-baby.  We also had three pregnant mommas with us ~ Christine, Lauren and Gretchen ~ who brought their bumps along for the run. Below is a photo recap of this fantastic event. The first few are courtesy of Cap City Sports Media and the rest are from a trusty iPhone 5. 🙂

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Loved that my bib was 614, representing Cbus!  

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Living Fit Spring RUN+YOGA Challenge & FORE! Miler Training

We love fitness and community.  This challenge involves both!

Many of our runners are doing the FORE! Miler this May so we’ve created a fun training plan with multiple weekly challenges.  Of course many of them involve photos, so don’t forget your camera phone.  Our schedule is below.  Attend weekly group runs for more details and to ask questions about mileage, etc.

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The first group event is this Thursday, our spring kickoff run.  We will meet at the Town Lot in Historic Dublin (behind Starbucks), run 3-4 social miles, then end at Vitality Smoothie & Juice for samples and giveaways from several companies including lululemon athletica polaris, Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter, Vitafusion, Winans and more!

Hope you will join in the fun!

Shout Out // FORE! Miler 2015

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What a fun race!

I don’t normally take so many photos and don’t always do a post-race recap, but this one was special.  This was the first FORE miler inaugural event.  If you’ve been to Dublin, you know how important The Memorial is.

I grew up here and the tournament each year was a HUGE event!  Many of our parents would let us miss school to attend and one of my best friends lived on the course, hosting the best tournament weekend each and every year.  So I was excited that the annual golf event had added something I was actually decent at… anyone that knows me knows that I can’t golf!

The race was HOT, but other than that, it was awesome!

Here are some things we loved;

1.  The experience. As listed above, I have a personal love for the tournament and basically Dublin in general.  #DublinIsHome!  Winding through the streets of Muirfield was great.  Only in Dublin, will you see runners sporting full golf outfits and porta-potties with six-panel doors and hardwood floors.

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2.  The swag!  The medals, tshirts, beverage ticket, practice round ticket… it was all great!

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3.  Post-race PARTY!  It was a blast.  A band, beverages, the beauty of the course… awesome time!

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4. Race Director, Mr Babner.  Not only is he the owner of M3S Sports, but he is also a Dublin resident!  He was out on the course, cheering people on and being awesome.  We interviewed him last year, check it out HERE.  Also loving photo-bombing guy in background…

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5.  Friendships and photo-ops.  Okay, these can happen at every race, but the pictures are truly the most important part of any event.  What else do you have to remember it all by? And check out our custom Living Fit Columbus tanks by Bend Active ~ Run, Yoga, Repeat!

Overall ~ We had a great time, a great race [in spite of the heat, still finished around 36 minutes, just over a 9 min pace] and would love to make it an annual event.

See you at Emerald City!