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Bikini Bootcamp Challenge Day 7: Run, Run as Fast as You Can ~ BONUS DAY

*BONUS DAY*
One member who replies to this post will be chosen at random to WIN a CafeMom Water Bottle!

Welcome to day 7 of the Bikini Bootcamp Challenge!

Run, run as fast as you can!
Whether you run an 8 minute mile or an 18 minute mile, you are getting an excellent form of cardio and burning fat.

It doesn't matter if you are a beginner, seasoned or competitive runner, there IS a running regimen for you.

If you currently don't run, challenge yourself to try running. You can start out slow and build your way up. C25K is a great beginning program to start with.
Set a goal in mind and register for a 5K to keep yourself motivated.

If you are a seasoned runner, challenge yourself with distance, pace, time or new terrain.


Running is one of the most important and natural exercises a person can do in order to lose weight and/or be fit.

The benefits of running include:

The best form of cardiovascular exercise

Increases your stamina and agility

Works your whole body

Burns a significant amount of calories

Improves bone density

Strengthens your muscles

Helps you to sleep better

Reduces your risk of Type 2 Diabetes

With a regular running routine, studies have shown that it reduces your risk of breast, uterine and bowel cancers

Positive effects on mental health

Strengthens  your lungs

Boosts your energy levels

The best benefit is that running is FREE!

While you are challenging yourself, make sure you check out the Q&A Giveaway Post, where guest expert,  author and runner Jennifer Graham will be answering your questions!

Are you a runner?

If not, are you willing to try a beginning running program to challenge yourself?

If you are a runner, do you run competitively?

How do you challenge yourself?

**Once you have completed your cardio for the day, click here for the Day 7 Cardio log.

** Don't forget to update your food journal.

** Remember to fit in an extra 10 - 30 minutes of walking in addition to your daily cardio/workout.


at the beach One member who signs up for our Bikini Bootcamp Challenge and replies to 25 of the 30  daily activities will be chosen at random to WIN a $50 gift card!

Click here to sign up:

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The Giveaway Rules:
The Bikini Bootcamp Challenge Giveaway starts 5/1/13 at 10am (ET) and ends 5/30/2013 at 11pm (ET) (the "Giveaway Period").
Enter by replying to this post with an appropriate comment during the Giveaway Period.

Multiple entries are permitted and encouraged, as it increases your chances of winning. One winner will be selected in a random drawing of all eligible entries to receive a CafeMom Water Bottle.

The random drawing shall occur on or about 6/7/13. No Purchase Necessary. Open to US, DC, and PR residents 16 years and older. Void where prohibited. Click here for the rest of the Official Rules.

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by on May. 7, 2013 at 8:19 AM
Replies (21-30):
asianmyss
by on May. 7, 2013 at 9:06 AM

I love running-jogging ! I need a new pair of running sneaks but in the mean time I am on the gazelle doing it. thinking on increasing it to twice a day =) 

sexydiva4279
by on May. 7, 2013 at 9:09 AM
I'm not a runner. I get bored running. I'll try to challenge myself with it more.
Jenn8604
by on May. 7, 2013 at 9:11 AM
I don't run. i walk fast enough that I make heavy people jog to keep up with me tho.
Running gives me shin splints. I have to run in grass only.
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newmom218
by on May. 7, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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Just tied the sneakers to hit the pavement on a beautiful day.

MamaAjax
by on May. 7, 2013 at 9:13 AM

No running or jogging here. >.>;;; No high imapct allowed... or yoga QQ

momma-flynn
by on May. 7, 2013 at 9:16 AM
I am not a runner but we are working our way up to it. Every day we walk we also run a portion of it. Each day we increase the running distance.
MamaAjax
by on May. 7, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Are you a runner? No I am not.

If not, are you willing to try a beginning running program to challenge yourself? Would love to be, but R.A. Doctor says no high impact exercises. Also says no yoga, or Zumba, or much of anything else. Joint issues ftw -.-;;;

If you are a runner, do you run competitively? Nope. Would love to do marathons I think they're great for the body and the community. But alas, it's not to be.

How do you challenge yourself? During warm months (From March-November here in FL) I swim daily. I also try to bike a lot. Taking my son to school, a quick run to the grocery store. (each are about 2 miles away)

sunshinekay
by on May. 7, 2013 at 9:18 AM
Im going to walk quickly and visualize its me as a runner
meggy88
by Member on May. 7, 2013 at 9:19 AM
I am not a runner, but I want to be! I will be starting C25K soon. I have been walking trying to get my endurance up.
endurablemist
by on May. 7, 2013 at 9:21 AM
I do a lot of walking, I was just thinking that I should start running more. I sometimes jog during my walks, depends if I'm alone, or with someone else.
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