National Trails Day AND National Doughnut Day are both happening this weekend (Trails Day Saturday, Doughnut Day Friday), so it makes sense that this weekend would be flush with day hikes, hiking challenges, and yoga classes that end in donuts. You can also run dressed like a superhero!
Plenty of scenic stops along the way to follow trails, sit at the beach or walk the breakwater in Camp Ellis. There are several general stores along the way to stop for more water or an ice cream sandwich and you'll get to cruise through all the activity in OOB (Hey! Stop in a buy a T-shirt).
The weekend starts Friday evening, June 12, with a bonfire and dinner at camp in Brownfield. Saturday is an early rise and hiking all day, followed by well-earned cocktails, dinner and another bonfire (every night should end with a bonfire, always).
Update: Barn Bootcamp has been cancelled for the rest of the month. Darn! It’s bootcamp. In a barn! Kendra Wheeler,
sheJAMs is launching a new five-month 10K training program leading up to the Power of SHE 10K in October (the race, put on by sheJAMs, takes place in Portland on Oct. 11 and is also new this year).
I tried Strike Fit. And wow, there was sweating. There was panting. There was a sense of toughness that lingers days later (just like the soreness in my arms and quads).
Mom's Morning is an awesome opportunity for women (and yes, men too!) to learn to surf in a welcoming environment. (Meaning, you'll be with other brand-new surfers, in small waves at Gooch's Beach and under the tutelage of Aquaholics owner Nanci Boutet
To help registered simmers train (the swim filled up the day registration opened), the Portland and Casco Bay YMCAs are offering training sessions right up until race day. Session one is almost over, but there's plenty of time to sign up for sessions two and three.
I appreciate a sweat-inducing indoor cycling class. Or the moment in a yoga class when you can finally balance in tree pose without all that erratic wobbling and arm-flailing. But in Maine, being fit isn't just about feats at the gym or stamina on the treadmill. And it definitely has nothing to do with pant size.
Halloween-inspired things to do in Maine this weekend (and into next week). Run a 5K in costume and eat pancakes after. Rock Climb by the light of your headlamp. Or do yoga by candlelight with spooky music.