Okay, everyone. Next week is the beginning of our New Year’s program, nine weeks that will have you 5K ready before the first of the year.
Hundreds (hundreds!!) of you have signed up already, with more of the 5K faithful joining the cause every day. If you haven’t signed up already, there’s still plenty of time. Here’s the link. If you still need convincing, read on for the top 10 reasons to jump on board before Monday.
10. There’s strength in numbers. Our fantastic (and growing) group of participants in the New Year’s program is an inspiration in itself. Get ready to feed on some serious positive energy.
9. Our brains are not to be trusted. Have you repeatedly talked yourself into and then out of starting? Welcome to the club. Or better yet…forget that club and join the New Year’s club. We’re ditching the head games and getting started — next week!
8. Runners get cool gifts. Have your eye on training clothes, a new pair of running shoes, or other workout gear? If you’re closing in on the end of a two-month training program when the holidays roll around, your loved ones won’t be able to say no.
7. New Year’s resolutions are trouble. Ever make one? They usually don’t work out very well. That’s why this year, we’re starting the year off with a big, fat accomplishment, not just another promise.
6. Any day can be race day. Once you’re 5k ready, you’re 5k ready. We’ll get you there by January 1, meaning if a race catches your eye in 2012, you’ll be up to it.
5. It’s not just for newbies. One of the beauties of interval training is that every workout can be as hard as you want it to be. Even 5k veterans can benefit from working through the program from beginning to end — it might even help keep you out of an end-of-year training rut.
4. There’s no time like the present. It’s go time! We’re done talking and ready to make things happen. Tuesday could be the first day of the rest of your life.
3. We’re (all) there for you. Runners doing our New Year’s program will have unprecedented support and motivation. We’ll be sending weekly e-mails, posting on Facebook and Twitter, and blogging along the way. You don’t have to do it alone.
2. You can do it. Here’s the thing about Ease into 5K. It works. If you can do week one, you can do week two. Rinse, repeat. One week at a time, we can do this together. By the end of it, you’ll be running five kilometers without walking. All that’s left to do? Get started.
1. 2012 could be your best year ever. Can you think of a better, more positive, more inspirational way to start the year than having just put your mind to something and followed through after two months of hard work? It just might set the tone for the rest of your year. We think it will.
Sold on the idea? Here are the details.
If you don’t have the app, or want to recommend it for a friend, check it out on the App Store here. To join our November — December New Year’s push (including weekly motivational e-mails), sign up here.