I hope you met your goals in 2014, and hope that you set - and achieve - some fitness goals for 2015.
There are a few exciting things coming up!! I apologize for being tardy getting these out to you. (which reminds me - if anyone is moderately tech and net-savvy and wants to help keep the site updated, please let me know!)
Thanks to Debbie Howie for spearheading the idea of "Active100"
Did you know that physical inactivity is responsible for more premature deaths than smoking, diabetes, and obesity COMBINED! So get active - and get your family and friends active too! Did you know that being physically active reduces the odds of developing, or if you have it already, helps to control things like weight probelms, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, high cholesterol, and arthritis? Not that any of us Cape Bretoners have any of these, eh??
This is a GREAT opportunity to throw your hat into the ring and commit to 100 days of physical activity (which will get you through the winter - a common time to sit around and gain weight, which statistically speaking you will never lose all of). And it'll be FUN! with lots of people doing it together.
How about a few suggestions to get you started:
1) New Year's Day Fun Run, thanks to Karen Campbell. See previous post
2) Join the CBRR - link at right.
3) Sign up for the 2015 Long John Jaunt 1/2 Marathon (Feb 28th). Make the commitment! Link at right.
4) 100Runs100Days For those traditionalists amongst you, you can still do the 100Runs 100Days challenge (which would also qualify you for the Active100). Information is here:
5) Join the Crawling Crustacea Master's swim team. If you are considering a summer triathlon, or just want to add swimming to your athletic resume, this is the time of year to get going. We will be offering a beginner's program again. Details TBA but let me know if you are interested.
Hope you had a great Christmas and all the best for a happy and healthy 2015!!!
From Debbie Howie:
ACTIVE 100 DAYS --this is opened to all people--please share the post.
Since the numbers were down last year for the 100 runs 100 days, we're going to mix it up this year. A new challenge called, ACTIVE 100 DAYS. Instead of just running, you can mix it up with various activities--it's just cross training. As for the die hard runners, you can still run the 100 days.
To inspire people to become more physically active
To introduce new activities
To encourage camaraderie among sports--camaraderie and wellness go hand-in-hand.
Start date will be January 1, 2015
You must enter your activities into the database (link to follow)
You must be active a minimum of 30 consecutive minutes for the activity to count
You can double up on a day to use another day, for when life gets in the way ( sick or extenuating circumstances )
To double up an activity to be used on another day, you must do 30 minutes of activity and have a least a 60 minute break, before the next 30 minutes of activity.
Examples of activities: Running, Cycling, Swimming, Walking, Yoga, Hockey, Cross Fit, Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing and many many more. We want to know what you do, to inspire yourself through the Canadian Winter.
This is a great opportunity for members to introduce their activity to the group and for others to try a new activity. If a member of the group, has access to a number of snowshoes, we could have a beginner/share day for snowshoeing. Also, if somebody had access to a spin classroom, we could have a beginner/share day. Maybe an introduction to Cross Fit--the ideas are endless. It may be an opportunity to try a new activity without the pressure of the experienced classroom.