First of all, here’s a “Freshly Pressed” to inspire you!
Since my goal has become to walk a half marathon, this is quite inspiring to me. The idea first came to me via an article in our TOPS magazine, July 2011.
On the flip side of that, not every one of our members want to walk that far. Maybe 5 or 10 K is more manageable. Maybe just cheering us on is enough for this year! The important thing is this: DO SOMETHING! If 5 K is a stretch…stretch for it. If your “stretch” is a 10K, go for that. Save the “half” for another year – it will be there, and so will you (if you keep walking!). T
Last month three of my friends joined the gym where I work out. They walk, talk and get fit together. Every day they walk a little longer. Every day they get a little stronger, a little fitter and one day…”Eureka!” They’ll be walking circles around their grand children!
Now I’m going to check out http://www.marathonwalking.com/
Then I’ll make a plan for the next 8 months – The Calgary Stampede Road Race is on July 10, 2012, and I intend to be walking! Want to join me?
PS: I was at the gym this afternoon for a bit, but I enjoyed some wintery biking and a walk in the dog park with Emma, Eric and the geo-pups. The pups were not successful in sniffing out the cache, however.
PPS: To find out more about TOPS, check out www.tops.org It’s a great organization for helping you lose weight!