Welcome to 5k Fridays.
I have thought long and hard about wanting to start a weekly post about BEING ACTIVE. When I started blogging I was given great advice. "Blog about what is real, be authentic and share what you're passionate about." In the blogging world there is much to be intimidated by. There are so many talented and all around inspiring people. It's easy to feel like you don't have much to add, or that you're not an expert on anything....
I love to run, yet I have never won a race.
I like to hike, but I've never summitted a mountain.
I live to ski, but cower in the shadow of most black diamond shoots.
The thing is... in spite of what I haven't yet achieved I'm still PASSIONATE about being active.
So even though I'm not yet a member of the NORTH FACE adventure team...yet? (that's funny) I'm just gonna go for it and share what I do know and love about being outside, exercising and cultivating an active family.
That's where "5K Fridays" comes into play. 5k friday is basically a challenge, or club, that if you're reading this post you now belong to. Each friday I'm going to commit to completing a 5K in one form or another, and challenge you to do the same. It could be walking, running, hiking, skiing, biking.... the goal is to simply be active for 3.1 miles. In addition to this ongoing challenge I will post an idea or tip, things I have learned about exercise and getting outside. Eventually I would love for this to be interactive, but for now the technological part of that is eluding me, so simply leave a comment to let me know if you're in, and what you plan to do or did!
That's it. Welcome to 5K friday.
I don't know why I'm so nervous right now, I assume it's because I think the possibilities are endless when we all do it together, and that excites me.
The TIP for today; Just start.
Tell yourself you will do something active for 5 minutes. It has been my experience that starting is the hardest part. If you start, you will always exceed your expectations.
There are so many of you already doing this and rocking it! Let me know what you are doing, or training for right now..... I would love to hear from you.
Lastly, I should let you know that I got this idea from here. I have been following their tweets for a while and loved the concept so much I wanted to expand upon it.
Happy 5k Friday,