I hope everyone’s having a great new year and if you’re a resolution maker, still hanging on strong! I have to be honest, I hate the gym in January because it is just PACKED with people. I love everyone’s excitement and enthusiasm for leading a healthy life, I just wish they’d go to the gym at times when I’m not there. And stick with it… 😉
Anyway, I mentioned on Tuesday that I was starting my New Year off right with a 5k run in the city for LifeTime Fitness’s Commitment Day Run.
The Commitment Day run is considered a rally versus a race. They don’t time you (though they do have clocks placed along the course for pacing) and it’s more about gathering as a community with friends and family to commit to leading a healthy life through the year. I was given two entries through FitFluential and pretty easily convinced one of my coworkers to run it with me.
Everyone was told to come up with a commitment for themselves for the year. When we got to the event, they had a giant sign for all of the Chicago participants to sign with our commitments. Mine? “To my healthiest & happiest year ever!”
A little shameless self-promotion never hurt anyone. 😉
Since the race was un-timed and I had convinced my coworker to join me, I decided I would make it a fairly easy run and run with her. It was her first 5k and I thought it might be good for both of us. Besides running meant that I could stay warm because boyyy was it COLD! It was a mere 16* Tuesday morning!!
It was an awesome, easy and fun run. I left feeling like I could run a bit more but also enjoyed it being a pretty light day. And of course it was fun leaving the suburbs and making our way into Chicago; it’s such a pretty city and I really need to make my way in more often.
Here’s some motivation for today:
Any fun runs planned for 2013?