Whether you're an old hand at 5Ks, are used to more challenging events, or are brand new to 5ks and the like, we want you to feel right at home at Spring Into Health! This is about doing a body good, right from the start.
So, we want to be sure, regardless of your level of expertise (or not) that you get off on the right foot. And for some, if you're not used to being active, that means taking it slow.
The segments below are meant to be a guide, particularly for the novice. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019, so there's some time to work up to that 5K (that's 3.1 miles), building up week by week. Check out the resources below to find what works best for you. Again, our reminder that if you currently have any health issues, check with your doctor to determine what special precautions he/she recommends.
Oh, and don't forget, eat your fruit and veggies, and drink plenty of water, especially when you are putting you body in motion! Hydration is very important! And HAVE FUN!!!!
If high energy walks are not part of your normal routine, there are some great online videos that can help you "get up to speed." Leslie Sansone has a great range of "walks," many sponsored by the American Heart Association. These can be done in your own home and in small spaces, Check them out ... you're likely to find some that are comfortable now, and can move you up to more challenging ones as you build up your stamina.
For those of us not used to preparing for an event like this from a physical standpoint, it's a great idea to have something that can help us track our progress, even help us stay motivated. There are numerous apps for iPhone and Android that can fit that bill. Some even allow you to connect with friends to help boost that "accountability" factor. Here's a great resource for suggested apps, most of which are free, to help you get going!
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