Interested in Learning More About the 5×50 Challenge? Read on…
HOW DID I DO IT?
I mostly walked it in both the previous years, but on some days, when energy levels were up, I would run. On other days, when it was low, I would bike it.
Breaking it down – all a 5k is is 3.1 miles. That’s really not so bad.
One up the “upshots” that I experienced in doing it, was shrinking more than a stone! (After being a total-winter-sloth, it’s my aim to slim down by at least that – and hopefully more this time!)
My 5 Tips for Surviving the 5×50:
3) Team up with family and friends on the challenge to keep motivated. There will be times when you just “can’t be arsed” – so you’ll need people to keep you motivated to stick with it!
4) Reward yourself from time to time. For me, that reward might be to psyche myself up for 5-mile walk (did I mention I tried to average five miles a day not K? I did), and then come home to a big scone with jam and clotted cream!
5) Use workout time productively, sometimes! I mixed it up. Some days my walks were head-clearing walks, so silent. Others were working walks so I’d listen to podcasts about Social Media and the like. On some days, perhaps when I needed it most, I listened to inspirational or motivational speakers. Super rainy nights I’d often go to use the treadmill at the gym and read Ebooks (work or pleasure – depending on my mood). Finally on days like today, I’d do the entire walk writing a blog! This very blog was written as I’ve weaved through Glasgow’s south side (taking care to keep eyes peeled for pedestrians, puddles, poo and of course cars too!)
One last thing – another way I document my #5×50 journey is through pictures. I tried to take a picture (or many photos depending on where I was) on almost every workout. (Not the treadmill workouts, but when I was out and about).
Now that I am new to the Instagram party – I’ll aim to do so there – join me on Instagram if you’re on it. I could use a few more people to interact with over there!
Incidentally – a lot of the places you see the team running in that video is where I tend to do my 5ks! Love my city!
Wherever you are in the world, I do hope you’ll consider doing this challenge for charity – either Sport Relief or perhaps another one that’s special to your heart…?