from In the Arena with Bridget


I love hearing about how athletes spend their running off-season. We are so focused on the sport when we are in season, sometimes its tough to really get to know each other. We feel like we have so much in common because of our similar pursuit but when we talk about the off-season, true colors come out.


Running is time and energy intensive and requires a high level of dedication. For many athletes, this lifestyle is a choice and sacrifice from how they would otherwise live their lives. We do it because the rewards and results are worth it in the end but it can be tough to give up all the other little things.


This is why the off season is so important for your body, mind, and spirit. Its a chance to relax, recover, and not worry so much about how every little lifestyle decision will affect your next race. The off-season is a time to let go.


For me personally, that means trying new and different sports, enjoying great food and beverages, spending extra time with family and friends, and traveling to beautiful places!


I invite you to get to know Bridget Franek a little better through a picture montage of some of my favorite moments of OFF-SEASON………


Skeet shooting in OR
Cooking with Grandma
Hiking on Mt Rainer, WA
Waterfall Hikes in Colorado
Geocaching on the Oregon Coast
Biking around Crater Lake
Hiking on Mt. Hood


Canoe camping in Oakridge, OR
Beer tasting in Bend
Raft camping on the Columbia River
Blackberry picking in Oregon
Rock Climbing in Colorado
Cross country skiing on Mt. Bachelor, OR
Blue Star Donuts from Portland, OR
Mt biking the flow trails at Alsea Falls, OR
Putt-Putting with family in Chagrin Falls, OH
Biking the bike path through the Cleveland Emerald Necklace with my aunt and mom
Visiting Nana in Ohio
Fishing in the pond and having a backyard fish fry in Hiram, OH
Biking through the Ohio Amish country

AND of course……..

Ice Cream
Ice Cream
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