Rethinking the New Year

Okay…this is a dangerous time of year for those of us looking to recommit to fitness and start getting into better shape.  That’s because the closer it gets to January, the more tempting it becomes to stop thinking “get out there and run” and to start thinking “maybe that’d make a good New Year’s resolution.”

So instead of kicking off a training program or even just getting some less-structured exercise right away – we punt.  We kick the can down the road a couple of months and decide that we’ll get through the holidays, enjoy baggy sweater season, and then get down to business in January.

Well how about this.  Imagine it’s January 1st.  Imagine it’s January 1st and instead of stepping out into the chill to start getting back into shape, you’re stepping out for a victory run — maybe 5k or so.

Starting (or restarting) the program at the beginning of November will put you at the big finish line just in time for the New Year.  It’s a nine week program and it’s designed to get you from beginner to confident 5k runner in those two quick months.

Imagine that.  November and December could be your months.  Then you can really hit the ground running in 2012.

So how about it readers?  Give it some thought!  Let’s be ready for action in the first week of November.

If you’ve been waiting to start or if you’ve missed some workouts and are looking to start fresh, this could be the opportunity of the year.  We’ll be kicking off in November with anyone we can get on board and supporting each other both here and on Facebook and Twitter.

Stay tuned for more!  In the meantime, please take two minutes and sign up here to join other readers and 5K fans for the November/December New Year’s program.  You’ll receive a weekly e-newsletter throughout the program, beginning the first week of November.

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3 responses to “Rethinking the New Year

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