Are you looking ahead at this approaching summer and seeing nothing scheduled on your calendar? Are you not scheduling anything because really, you have no idea what to do? Well not to worry, a summer decathlon is the perfect way to either get your summer started, or be the main focal point of your summer vacation! Get in some exercise, create an enjoyable event for your family and/or friends, and most importantly, have some fun!!! The way it works is you pick 10 of the following activities, make them your own, and then get your party-racing face on! Oh, and don’t forget to START your ENGINES!!!
Race your friends/family around at safe speeds circling your home, racing down your driveway, bikepath, etc.
#2 Jump rope challenge:
Be the first one to jump rope successfully 25 times.
#3 Hula hoop challenge:
Loop that hula hoop about you 30 times, or if you have enough hula hoops, make a tire jump and go through the course once.
#4 Monkey bar challenge:
Grab on to your monkey bars, pull yourself up, and then hold for 25 seconds! You could also use 5lb kettle bells and hold them for the same amount of time!
#5 Swimming challenge:
Get your one piece (or modest two piece ) on and do two laps around the pool!
#6 Corn hole challenge:
Be the first one to get 5 corn bags through the hole!
#7 Horse shoe challenge:
Try getting 5 Horse shoes wrapped around the pole. (One may notice that this is kind of like the corn hole challenge).
#8 Hop scotch challenge:
Make 30 squares, and go forward to backward twice. (If you want to, make more than one hop scotch course, so if the contestants get there at the same time they don’t have to wait!)
#9 Shoot through the hoop:
Make 5 baskets through a basketball hoop!
#10 Sack race:
Race 20 ft in your sack to the finish line.
#11 Putt-putt course:
Set up a putt-putt course by gathering random items from around your home! Get things that a golf ball could go through, around, and of course, not break! Get through the course at least once. (You could also do the same with croquet or really any random ball.)
#12 Running challenge:
Run a 15 ft sprint to the finish line to claim your big win!
I hope you enjoyed your decathlon! If you know me, then you’ll also know I love a good challenge! I really do hope that you have TONS of fun!!!!! Feel free to ask me questions or give me advice on how to make my posts even better! This is my first time writing on “Faith, Fun and Fridays” or any blog for that matter, so I would REALLY like to hear back from you! Thanks for reading, racer!