I couldn’t go out for my “new” lunchtime walk today due to aching too much from my High Intensity DVD workout yesterday with Davina – oh yes, she worked me hard for 1hr 20mins and now I’m paying for it!! That will teach me for leaving it so long…… So just a short walk today of 5.7km.
Anyway, because of this I spent my lunch break as usual checking out this site for new posts and the MalcyMeter(!) to see how we were getting on as a Team. (Brilliant BTW, keep going peeps!) That led me to the 5x50 website and then I started to get real nosey and check out our rival teams, especially the one that beat us to being the biggest with 221 members, #FitTeam13. Grrrrr!
Well I’ll be damned!! After clicking on a few names I started to get very suspicious as there were no activities being recorded. The more I clicked, the more that were coming up with nothing, nada, nichts, niente, ZILCH!! Well now I was on a fact finding mission that I couldn’t be diverted away from and decided to look at all members, yes all 221! This is what is going to make you sooooo happy my fellow 5x50 team mates :
THEY ONLY HAVE 62 MEMBERS THAT ARE REGISTERED TO THE 2013 CHALLENGE AND OF THEM ONLY 48 ARE ACTUALLY ACTIVE AND TRACKING AN ACTIVITY!!!! What is more, of those that are tracking quite a few seem to have given up after a few days from what I briefly saw as I was going through them. The majority that make up the team were either not registered for any challenge at all or were members of the team that had been registered for the 2012 challenge and of these only a handful had actually completed it last year anyway!!! Then to top it all, there were a good number of duplicate names in the team list too…….
Now I don’t know about you but I have mixed feelings about all of these shenanigans; I am very happy that we are in fact the biggest team and have more active members and are all doing so well in making an effort every day Me? Competitive?? However, I won’t be at all happy if I find out that they top the Challenger Leaderboard as being the biggest team this year, which it seems they did for 2012 with their team #5x50FitTeam12 with 174, if that was indeed accurate!!
Well Team NHS C25K, I think we have every reason to feel very proud and happy of what we are achieving and to hold our heads up! So,in light of the above "investigation" I would like to take this opportunity to, ahem, declare us the unofficial 'Biggest 5x50 Challenge Team for 2013'!!! Me? Competitive?? Please accept the above trophy in recognition of this brilliant piece of news and enjoy celebrating.....that is if you have any energy left in your tired, achy limbs to do so!!
Enjoy the rest of day 9; just 41 to go..........