Do you have friends that love relay or obstacle races in Washington such as Tough Mudder, Spartan Race, or Warrior Dash? Many people do for the physical challenge, sense of camaraderie with a team, or for that sense of accomplishment at the finish.
Do you ever wonder how much energy is expended at these events –when at the end of the day there is nothing left behind to show for it? Depending on how many months in advance someone registers and how many are on a team, these obstacle races cost participants between $65-$220.
Any of those friends and their team can reap those same rewards *for free* and help out someone that can’t afford those types of recreational events, let alone a gym membership to train for them.
Try suggesting the idea that they could spend a mere 7 hours on a Saturday volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. They’ll use their bodies, experience camaraderie, feel accomplished, and they’ll permanently lift a family out of poor living conditions.
I’ve done it before and it was a good workout.
Build locations are available on Saturdays from 9am to 4pm. No experience required, all tools and materials are provided, and volunteers receive direction, support, training and supervision.
Info is here: www.hfhwhatcom.org/volunteer/construction/core-county