I'm guilty. When I am in the house, I tend to stay there. I busy myself chores but I don't really DO anything. That explains my shape...a lot. Listen, I'm never going to be a skinny mini, but I logically know that a little effort will go a long way in my overall health, both body and mind.
This is where the 10,000 Steps program from Blue Care Network and the Fifth Third Riverbank Run comes in.
Honestly, I've been monitoring myself for a month and I'm not hitting 10,000 steps consistently. What I AM doing is moving. When flipping the channels, I may get up to do it. When I have the radio on at home, I dance. Hey, nobody's watching. I am simply trying to move more. I don't beat myself up when I don't hit 10,000. I just remind myself that have another chance every morning when I wake up. Just for today, I'm going to try. I believe the universe appreciates the effort.
Come walk with me! I know folks who are training at all different levels. 5k, 10k and 25k runs...me? I'm a walker. It's not about being an athlete, it's about getting off the couch and DOING SOMETHING! You don't have to register for Saturday morning. Just grab your shoes and show up. You don't even have to register for the Community Walk on May 11th, but you can if you want to. (There's actually really cool stuff you can get when you sign up.) The important message? Just move.
Saturday, 2/2 (7:15-7:45a) -- "Footware and Apparel" Training Clinic at the David D. Hunting YMCA (475 Lake Michigan Dr., Grand Rapids 49503). Join representatives from BROOKS to check out the latest apparel options to keep you comfortable training or racing! You'll also check out the variety of BROOKS shoe options. Finding your perfect fit can improve your performance...on the road and on the track!
Saturday, 2/2 (8a) -- Training Run AND Walk at the David D. Hunting YMCA (475 Lake Michigan Dr., Grand Rapids 49503). Join others in training for their Fifth Third River Bank Run event at this free training run (various distances available based on the 2013 Fifth Third River Bank Run Training Guide) led by the Fifth Third River Bank Run Road Warriors. We'll meet at the YMCA for directions, maps and pre-race water before hitting the streets to train (water and Gatorade provided at aid stations on routes). Then, return to the YMCA to enjoy refreshments along with networking with event staff, Metro Health Sports Medicine and some of the 2013 Charity Partners. No pre-registration required.
Will I see you there? Hope so! Just a side note. If you've never done the footwear and apparel trainging before, please make time for it. I have back issues, foot issues, hip issues (being in your 40's ain't for sissies) but doing that training and having the correct gear has made a world of difference in my efforts.
And look for me around 8am. I just might have something you'd enjoy...