I’m writing a quick post to make sure you ALL know about a fun health challenge Monica is hosting for the month of November.
Below (verbatim from her blog) is what the challenge entails – the idea is to make sure you stay active, challenge yourself and have fun with fitness heading into the holiday season!
Since I’m still not cleared to run more than a few miles at once for the time being (dang iron levels…), I have set my goal at 100 miles for the month! Between walking approximately 3 miles to and from work or the Metra each day – incentive for me to NOT take the L when I’m downtown! – and fitting in a few runs each weekend, I think I will be able to meet my 100 mile goal!
I always struggle to stay focused on my health heading into Thanksgiving and I hope this keeps me, at the minimum, accountable to all of the leftover Halloween candy I will be shoving down my trap ;)
I’ll be starting the challenge off with the Hot Chocolate 15k this Sunday (let’s ignore the iron levels for a minute… oops!) and can’t wait to start saving $4.50/day by walking instead of training it to my downtown office (hello more Starbucks holiday drinks!).
I hope you’ll all join me and participate in this great challenge!
PILE ON THE MILES CHALLENGE
What: FREE Online challenge to walk or run more during turkey month.
Who: Everyone is invited to join. Everywhere around the world!
When: November 1 – Nov 30.
Where: Virtual! Sign up on this form and go to RunEatRepeat.com each week to stay accountable and be entered in a drawing for prizes.
Why: To challenge yourself and encourage others to move more this month. This is about setting a goal and staying accountable with check-ins. It is not a competition for the most miles any longer – it’s about YOUR GOALS.
1. Sign up by completing this form.
There will be a place for your name, email, goal and blog address (optional). You must put in a name and email. If you have a blog please add it so we can create the most epic blogroll ever!
2. Set a goal at the beginning of the challenge to WALK or RUN x amount of miles or minutes in November. These could be miles or a set time on the treadmill OR outside/inside walking or running or cycling… Do your favorite exercise!
3. Leave a comment on RER Nov 1,10, 17 and 24th with your Mileage/Minutes Goal for that week. All comments on those posts will be entered into a giveaway. It does not matter if you hit your goal each week but you must check-in and be accountable to be entered to win.
Do you have any health focuses for yourself during the holiday season?