It's April. So by now the gyms are back to normal levels after most people have ditched their New Year's Resolutions and are indulging during Spring Break with Easter hams, hard-boiled eggs and candy. Peeps and peanut butter eggs can be addictive.
So why is it we start our resolutions in January, one of the coldest months of the year. 1/1 might have something to do with it.
I am proposing a 'Mid' Year Resolution just in time to shed a few pounds for the warmer weather. There are plenty of Couch to 5k programs out there to get you running or walking miles within a couple months. If you'd like a place to start there are two "Walk with a Doc" programs within the next week in Norwalk and Sandusky. This is a good opportunity to talk with a doctor about any concerns you may have with getting your health back on track.
The first one is tomorrow, Wednesday at Norwalk's Veterans Park. Click HERE for more information. I am planning on attending and I am also urging any of our FIT challengers to attend as well.
The next one is Monday and is the kickoff for the Look Who's Walking Program at Osborn Park in Huron Township. Click HERE for more information. I'll see you out there as well.
If you'd like to start a Mid-Year Resolution, these walks could be a good start. A good goal to set would be our FIT Challenge 5k on Sunday, May 26. We will have a lot of first-time 5k runners and walkers including our own FIT Challengers. Keep checking back at FirelandsInTraining.com for more information.
Upcoming events (click on the race for more information)
Saturday, March 23: Melt the Ice 5k, Fremont
Saturday, March 23: Christie Lane 5K, Norwalk
Saturday, April 13: Humane Society of Erie County 5k Run/Walk, Sandusky (Entry form is below)
Saturday, April 13: Zumbathon with Kirsi Hemphill, Briar Middle School
Saturday, April 20: Norwalk Earth Day Week 5k
Saturday and Sunday, April 27/28: Tough Mudder, Mansfield
Sunday, April 28: King of the Course Disc Golf Tournament, Norwalk
Sunday, April 28: Clyde Lion's Club 5K Bubba's Battle, Clyde
Saturday, May 4: March for Babies, Shoreline Park
Saturday, May 4: Lighthouse 10mile & 5K, Huron
Saturday, May 4: Live Rett Free 5k, 1 mile walk/stroll, Findlay
Sunday, May 5: KLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ Bike Ride, Huron
Saturday, May 11: Daisy Run 5K, Marblehead
Saturday, May 18: Maumee Valley Tri-Adventure Race, Defiance
Saturday and Sunday, May 18/19: Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, 5k
Sunday, May 26: FIT Challenge 5k Walk/Run
Saturday, May 25: Jon Martin Memorial 5k & 10k, Bellevue
Saturday, May 25: Zombie Run for your Lives, Logan
Saturday, June 1: Warrior Dash, Butler
Sunday, June 9: Kelleys Island 5k/10k (There will be a special Goodtime Cruise to and from the island in memory of Chris Smith)
Saturday, June 15: 35th Annual Camelback 5k/10k, Fremont
Sunday, June 16: Chris Smith Memorial 5k Challenge, Cedar Point
Saturday, June 15: Savage Race, Zanesfield
Saturday, June 22: Team Jenny 5k, Fremont
Sunday, June 23: Norwalk Century Bicycle Ride (419) 663-6775. firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday & Sunday, June 29/30: Bike MS Reeves Northrup Memorial Bike to the Bay, Maumee
Sunday, July 20: White Star Triathlon, Gibsonburg
Saturday and Sunday, August 10/11: Warrior Dash, N. Lawrence
Saturday, August 3: Norwalk Triathlon
Saturday, August 17: Color Me Rad Race, Columbus
Sunday, September 29: Mason's Walk/Run, Osborne Park