by | May 7, 2014 | 18 comments

I’m going to warn you in advance that this post is a bit more scattered than usual.  I generally like sticking to one theme, but there are four things I want to share with you today!  So enjoy today’s Workout Wednesday, even if it is slightly out-of-the-ordinary! workout wednesday

National Physical Fitness Month

Did you know that May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month?  The Department of Health & Human Services, along with other organizations, emphasizes the importance of getting kids involved in physical activity during this month.  The current recommendation is that kids should be engaged in active playing time for 60 minutes every day, to improve fitness and overall health. 440px-Children_playing_Gaelic_football_Ajax_Ontario(picture source)

If you could use some help in motivating your kids to move a bit more, provides a few resources.  I also have a post with seven fun tips to involve your kids in exercise … including a fun game with playing cards!  Did you catch what I recommended as the most important thing you can do to set your kids up for exercise success? 7 tips for staying fit with your kids from The Lyons' Share

“Train With A Friend” Half Marathon Training Plans!

I opened up this special deal to my newsletter subscribers last week, and still have one group spot left, so I wanted to share it with you all as well!

If you want to start training for your first race, or if it’s your first time conquering a new distance, it’s a good time to consider a running coach. Working with a running coach will not only help you complete the distance or improve your time, but will also help you:

  • Stay accountable and motivated throughout the ups and downs of race training
  • Add fun, new workouts to spice up your routine
  • Have a trusted resource who can help adjust your plan based on life circumstances, potential injuries, or other activities

September / October are the most popular months for half marathons, and 12-16 weeks (NOW!) is a great time to start training for a fall Half. the lyons share train with a friend half marathon program

So, I’m introducing my “Train with a Friend” Half Marathon Training Plans! With a discounted “Train with a Friend” package, you and 1-5 friends will each get your own customized training plans, but you’ll do group coaching calls, and you’ll get to schedule long runs and key workouts as a group! Savings, friendship, and running … what more could you ask for? Email me to reserve this last spot today!

Of course, if you prefer to be a solo runner (me too!), I still offer my regular customized training plans a la carte, or with one-on-one virtual coaching!

Organic Produce Guest Post!

OK, so this one isn’t workout related, but I wanted to share my guest post over at It’s a Harleyyy Life!  I talk about whether to choose organic, and which items are more critical than others! when and why to choose organic from the lyons share

1-Year Celebration and Giveaway!

Just a reminder that you have until tomorrow at 11:59pm CT to enter my big giveaway!!!

the lyons share 1 year celebration and giveaway

So tell me in the comments … What can you do to celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports month?  Do you run with a group or alone?  Do you buy organic or conventional produce, and how do you decide?


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  3. Arman @ thebigmansworld

    Scattered post? What scattered post? I didn’t know it was physical fitness month, but I’ve just finished a 12 week strength program so I’m keen to take a week off and see what’s next!

    Half marathon training with someone else would make such a difference- And maybe even motivating 😉

    • Megan Lyons

      Oh, fun! I’m excited to see what’s next for you, too!

  4. Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    I never knew about National Physical Fitness and Sports month! Good to know.
    I always run alone. The 2 times I have ran with someone in the past year I have fallen because I get distracted:)
    I typically buy conventional, just because of the price. If I ever see organic produce on sale, I jump at the chance to buy it!

    • Megan Lyons

      Awww, the thought of you falling on a group run made me laugh a little and then feel really bad for laughing :). I’m with you – I’m definitely a solo runner at heart, just trying to branch into the group lifestyle for coaching! I actually did several group runs in business school and led a running group there, which I really loved. But on a day-to-day basis, I’m a loner runner!

  5. Michele @ paleorunningmomma

    I have always run alone but recently joined a group to mix things up once in a while. I do a mix of organic and conventional depending on budget issues. I try to have my kids eat organic berries when possible though 🙂

    • Megan Lyons

      That’s so great, Michele – berries are some of the most important. I’m definitely with you and don’t buy 100% organic or even 100% of the Dirty Dozen all the time. I just do the best I can with the budget, but I think that knowing the “best” and “worst” options is a great first step!

  6. Sarah @ Sweet Miles

    I usually run alone, but encouraging someone to come along and walk or slow jog with me while we “catch up” is a great way to slowly introduce them to running and get them to be active! 🙂

    • Megan Lyons

      That’s awesome that you’re out there encouraging others to get active, Sarah!! Keep it up!!

  7. Michael Anderson

    I thought you said this was going to be scattered? Sorry, you failed – it was actually very cohesive around physical fitness month. You’ll need to try harder next time! 🙂

    When it comes to organic, I basically follow the ‘dirty dozen’ rule you highlight in your guest post (great job on THAT!).

    We try to do walks and bike trips and so on … as I always say, little things that add up.

    • Megan Lyons

      Haha!! I will keep trying to live up to your lofty expectations ;).
      You know I agree that little things add up!

      • Michael Anderson

        Ooh – love the sarcastic retort 🙂

        Funny that Arman popped in with the same basic thing as me!

  8. Deborah Brooks @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    I didn’t know that you were a running coach as well. I love the idea of training with friends as I always run with my MRTT group. Definitely something I will keep in mind for future.

    • Megan Lyons

      Yes!! I had always wanted to go through the official Running Coaching Certification just for my own benefit, and adding it to my practice was an added bonus! Let me know if you ever want to work with a coach! 🙂



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