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Celebrate Solstice: Get Out and Do Something

Ultra-marathoner Dean Karnazes has decided to take advantage of the longest day of the year and run, since after all that is what he does best. Oddly enough he will be running on a treadmill.

Karnazes is attempting to break the world record for the most miles logged on a treadmill in 24 hours, and to do so he needs to run 153.76 miles. After running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days, Karnazes feels confident he can set a new treadmill world record. He began his run at midnight EST in New York's Times Square and hopes to get you moving too, as do I.

Celebrate summer solstice and get active tonight. Go for a walk. Go for a run. Go for a ride (wear your helmet and bring a bike light in case you manage to stay out after dark). Play some tennis. Play catch. If you can't make it outside do some sun salutations.

Happy Summer!!!


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krisua krisua 10 years
:ROTFL: why the treadmill...
Curious-Alice Curious-Alice 10 years
Summer is my favorite season. I consider a long walk on the beach to be an excellent form of exercise.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
Woo, hoo! My husband, son, and I all went out and played tennis after work today in celebration that it is the longest day. It was so much fun, but I'm really hot!
poetess poetess 10 years
That is ambitious, but a little crazy.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 10 years
Just went for a walk up First Avenue in NYC. I couldn't watch the sunset over the East River (being on the East Side), but I made the most of the final moments of sunlight on the longest day of the year.
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 10 years
Dean Karnazes is an inspiring athlete. Good luck to him on his treadmill world record!
Fitness Fitness 10 years
...make that legallyblonde ;)
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Thanks Legallyblond. Fixed now.
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 10 years
I forgot that it's the first day of summer. Yay!
legallyblonde legallyblonde 10 years
Sorry, grammar police: "hopes to get you moving to, as do I." It should be "TOO", not, "TO". Ok, moving on. Aww, BrittayG. 4 miles isn't bad at all. Maybe you could try adding on an extra mile or two to your workout, like 2 or 3 days a week. I read a book about this guy 2 years ago, called Ultra-Marathoner, or something to that extent. I enjoyed it...yes, I'm weird. I can't imagine how his body has held up through the amount of running he has done. It's a fascinating subject to me. I actually know of a few people who are in the process of training for 100-milers. And I thought training for a half-marathon would be challenging...
BrittnayG BrittnayG 10 years
I do four miles and I feel so good about myself. I'm gonna re-think that.
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