#5x50Chal – Day 1

Today was the launch of this year’s 5×50 Challenge. I’ve done it the three, previous years and welcome its return…Like many people out there, I do have some winter weight to shift! Over the last few challenges, it was a case of walking, running or biking (or whatever) it for 5k minimum a day.

This year, for some reason, they changed it. In a way, I am glad, because it’s perhaps a wee bit easier. I mean anyone can manage 30 mins exercise in a day, pretty much. Heck, you can stand in front of your TV, and walk in place, if you absolutely have to! Right?

Day 1 - #5x50Chal - Walk Victoria Park (pebble smart watch)

I Walk the #5x50Chal

Usually, I just walk the 5×50 Challenge. The first year I did it, I shifted a stone in the process. So don’t underestimate the value of simply walking. This year, I will continue to do that, and perhaps some biking, and the odd 30 min jog too…

Might pull out my roller skates and head to Bellahouston’s track and whiz around that for half an hour. Who knows?

It’s good to mix it up. For the past month or more I’ve been doing an 8-minute ABs challenge and am starting to see them, so I will continue on with them in addition to my 30 mins of exercise.

I Take Photos of my #5x50Challenge

When I do my workouts, I like to take pictures of where I am…usually from my phone or from iPod. This year, perhaps I’ll be more inclined to use my GOPRO to take some action shots? We’ll see.  I’ve started a brand new photo album here – if you want to follow along with my action.

And here’s a collage I made of today’s launch walk at Victoria Park – just west of Glasgow.

Pictures at Victoria Park - #5x50chal - Day 1

While I will endeavour to blog throughout the challenge, I do know that sometimes life gets in the way…So I’ll just do my best to keep the pictures flowing – and added to my photo album – as and when I can.

There’s still time to Join the 5x50Challenge. You can even join after it’s started (e.g. this week) – so no excuses, ya hear?

Meanwhile, I’m off to have another cuppa and half a cinnamon roll! Well, I’ve earned it 😉

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