Friday Five: National “Holidays” in June

There is a national “holiday” for just about everything, from non-serious things like hot dogs to serious days such as World Oceans Day or National Cancer Survivors Day. Here at Outdoor Athlete, we would like to bring your attention to a several outside sport-themed national “holidays” all held in June. Celebrate with one of the … Continue reading

Friday Five: 5 Events to Jump-Start Summer

By: Brighid Klick Summer is almost here! Time to get outside, soak up that Vitamin D, and enter a race or two! From the usual biking and running to the not-so-usual trail racing, triathlons, and adventure racing, we offer you a selection of June events to help get your summer off on the right foot. … Continue reading

Friday Five: Enjoy the Long Memorial Day Weekend

Looking to do something out of the ordinary for Memorial Day, maybe participate in a new event or visit someplace new in Michigan? Participate in one of these weekend-long events, try out a triathlon, or go on a bike ride across the Thumb or Keweenaw for a Memorial Day weekend you will always remember 1. … Continue reading

Friday Five: Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

If you have a mom that enjoys being fit and getting outside, here are some ideas of what you can do with her this Mother’s Day instead of the usual brunch and flowers. Stay in Southeast Michigan, road trip to another city in-state, or go out-of-state–whichever you choose, we bet she will love spending time … Continue reading

Another Injured Runner

By: Brighid Klick I picked up running over a year ago and am so excited to begin training for my first half marathon this summer, so I have been increasing my miles, ordered new shoes, and started reading up on different training programs. Spring has finally started in Ann Arbor which led to more running, … Continue reading