ParkRun Harare : October

Come and run with us this weekend at the ONLY park run in Harare.

Place: Greenwood Park

Date: 14 and 28 October 2017

Time 5:30am for 6:am

Join us for a fitness filled morning at the park hosted by Fitness Bae in partnership with Steward Health.

  • 5K Run
  • Body Weight Training
  • Stretching

Bring your towel and bottle of water.  Remember to wear something pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

*Please be early, run starts at 6am sharp!*

Admission is Free!

28 October 2017

28 October 2017

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October Challenge

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

  1. Have fun!  Run, jog, sprint, power walk through this but whatever you do; have fun!
  2. Share your run on any social media platform.
  3. Use the #RunWithFitnessBae challenge together with your other favourite fitness hash tags.
  4. 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!”

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April: Alcohol Awareness Month

Alcohol is NOT your friend when you are on this fitness journey!  I’m not saying that you shouldn’t drink at all but you might want to cut down if you expect to see any results.  The amount of calories in alcohol; top that up with the appetite that comes with a hangover…you wouldn’t want to be your own enemy of progress right? Right!

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This month is Alcohol Awareness Month and seeing that you don’t seem to like to read up on stuff I have decided to do it for you and make this read as short and informative as possible.

For the wine lovers like myself; a glass of wine (125ml) is 82 calories and a 750ml bottle contains about 625 calories.  Now the last run I went for was 7K and I burnt 522 calories so you can do the maths.  Eye popping I know.

Dangers Of Excessive Alcohol Consumption include:

  • Injury
  • Memory Loss
  • Violence
  • Liver Disease
  • Poor Sex Decisions

Now I would like to believe that alcohol is not the problem.  People who drink alcohol and don’t know when to stop are the problem.  Moderation is key.  There are actually some benefits that come with it.  According to a Google search;

Alcohol IS good for you: Up to 5 drinks each week ‘lowers risk of heart failure and heart attack’ Drinking alcohol in moderation is beneficial to the heart, a new study has revealed. Those who drink wine, spirits or beer regularly are less prone to heart failure and heart attacks than people who rarely or never drink.

That said; I used to be an alcoholic.  You can read about it from here.  It is one of the reasons why I actually started exercising.  Getting stupid drunk every weekend was not the best thing to do for my body and my mental health.  However, I still drink, but now from drinking everyday back then I now drink occasionally and when that happens I have a glass of white crisp wine.  Amazing how things change?

I hope you share this with anyone you think might need to read this.  I encourage you to make small changes when it comes to your drinking habits, before you know it you won’t have to use it as a coping mechanism.

 

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February: World Heart Month

February is World Heart Month. One of the ways to keep your heart in check is to do regular exercises.  I already do this seeing that I am a part of team fitness but I would like to encourage you to also take a few steps towards a healthier lifestyle.  Below is a diagram I found on the internet that I think will be of great use.

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Don’t let February be the only time you go an extra mile to take care of your heart, let it be a lifetime decision.

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