An email dropped into my inbox today reminding me that it was just a week to go until the start of this year’s Challenge; really?? It went on to say that you may be having little niggling doubts about whether you can rise to the Challenge; Gulp!! Honestly, I really didn’t have doubts until I read this…… but they kindly included a link to help dash any such thoughts so while it’s windy and snowing outside I thought I would take a read. 5x50.co.uk/news
Anyway, this got me thinking about our “NHS Couch to 5K Team” made up of 26 from this lovely forum and thought it would be nice to try and encourage some others to join us! If you think you can fit in 30 mins of exercise or a 5k run/cycle/walk every day for a 50 day period then read on, this might just be for you…….
It is not a run every day; it is some type of active exercise for either a 5k distance or for 30 mins. The aim is to try and do something different and change exercise habits for a lifetime but it can include for example your walk to work, the shops, the school. It could be a 30 mins exercise class/DVD/swim. You can split the activities up over the day so maybe a 2k walk in the morning and a 3k run later on. You can do more than 5k/30 mins but that is the minimum requirement each day.
All of us here have already changed our exercise habits because we now run up to 3 times a week and many of us are already doing some other form of exercise on our non-running days so why not join the Team and log your activities each day to help get our Team's tracked kilometers up! Let’s see if we can get our Team up to at least 30 Challengers!! Let’s support Swanscot, our seasoned member doing her 2nd year of the Challenge!!! Let’s help our intrepid member TJFlute as she completes this challenge, not for 50 days but for 100 days!!!!
So where will you be on Sunday 31st March? It would be lovely to know you were out there with us as part of Team C25K, wherever you are in the world! You can register and join the Team here: 5x50.co.uk/register
If you are injured or if you think it’s too much to commit to this we fully understand but we would love your support nonetheless, though you might have to put up with quite a few blogs on the subject for a while so please bear with us!
So, I have my 5x50 T-Shirt and I'm raring to go; are you?!
Have a great weekend everyone!