ParkRuns have been a major part of my health and fitness journey. I remember the first time I set foot in the park with my neighbour for my first run. The most unpleasant experience of my life!! However, I kept going back for more because it was a place I felt safe because there were other runners as well. Most were slow runners, others were on a mission to sprint away but generally the atmosphere was just right if you were serious about getting in shape. Nearly 3 years later I still put in some parkruns when I need a place to bring back fond memories of the start of my journey. I managed to lose weight from running in the park and I also got my fitness on while I was at it!
Over the long holiday I realised that there is actually no time like the present and I should start organising our very own parkruns in Harare! This is how it’s going to work.
The goal is to meet up for parkruns once every week on Saturday morning.
We will start off the first month of parkruns with running 2.5K each week and gradually increase the distance over the next few weeks until we get to the ideal 5K distance. Everyone is invited to come along for the parkruns; young, old, kids, as long as you have a goal to have a healthy body and mind then you must make sure you come through.
- The park runs are free!
- I will teach you how to run and share fitness related information.
- You will be able to lose weight or maintain it.
- You will make friends with similar interests.
- If you can’t run walking is still an option so please don’t feel excluded.
- Exercise is a stress buster.
- You will challenge yourself to commit to a habit that your body and mind will thank you for in the not so distant future.
Fitness Bae works towards enhancing the lives of the community through support, encouragement, mental and physical health awareness activities.
I find pleasure in helping those around me achieve their health and fitness goals. For this reason I have decided to start hosting parkruns starting from the 2nd of September 2017 going forward. (save the date)
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Have you tried going for parkruns? If yes, what has been your experience with running outdoors?
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