October is going to be one heck of a month! We are going to be out here running like it’s going out of fashion. If you took part in the Winter Challenge in June then this challenge will be a breeze. You can read some of the challenge reviews from here.
When I initiated the winter challenge I told beginners that it would be a once off thing but I knew once they started running they would never stop and that’s exactly what’s going on now! They are hooked onto running and I love it!
In winter we ran 2K almost everyday. This side of the world winter mornings are pretty dark so you can imagine how onlookers probably thought we had lost our minds running in the dark cold weather. However, it paid off and most team members managed to lose or maintain their weight throughout the winter season.
This October we will be running 5K at least three times a week and at most 4 times a week. I’m proud to say that team Fitness In The Park managed to smash the June Challenge and I know they will surprise October by completing every single run.
Here are a few tips on how to survive the 5K challenge from the members of team Fitness In The Park:
Enjoy the run and ignore the pain, find new routes to run, avoid running soon after a meal and adjust your speed during your run. – M.K
Run at a steady pace that suits you. I had a problem of trying to run to finish as quickly as possible but you burn out real quick! Running is really all in your mind, don’t give up! – Jeff
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Rules Of The Challenge
- Have fun! Run, jog, sprint, power walk through this but whatever you do; have fun!
- Share your run on any social media platform.
- Use the #RunWithFitnessBae challenge together with your other favourite fitness hash tags.
- Wear pink. It can be a cap, tshirt, shorts any pink workout gear for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
I encourage you to take note of your progress. When October comes to an end I want you to see the difference between your first and last run of October.
Happy running and even when you don’t feel like running remember the saying “Just Do It!”