Now that the time of candy hearts and chocolates has passed, we really have no excuses for over indulging in sweets… Keeping up with working out and eating right has been no easy task for the Zephyr team. As a company, we have never done this before (train for a Half Marathon). We are so brand new at this, that a month and a half into our training three people have already managed to injure themselves. We didn’t even know there was a right and wrong way to run!
While surfing the internet one night, I stumbled upon the perfect website for a “runner” like myself. The title was proof enough; Reluctant Runners. Their slogan, “We love running – just not while we’re doing it” described exactly how I feel about running. The website provides advice for those of us who are new to running (like how to run correctly) while making it funny and something people can relate to.
Since I was one of the few to get hurt, I haven’t actually been running (terrible, I know! I just don’t want to provoke further injury so I’m taking a little break), but instead I’ve been participating in the free classes offered at my gym. Now, at first like most people, I thought it couldn’t be that hard, what they’re doing looks a little funny and might not do much. I was so very wrong. I could barely walk the next day. If you go to a gym that offers classes like Kwando and you’re looking for an awesome cardio workout, I definitely recommend attending. I promise if you apply yourself, you’ll be sweating as though you just spent the last 45 min in the sauna.
The rest of the team appears to be doing well. Shailesh M. is leading in mileage, logging a whopping 49 miles and Francis not too far behind him with 31 miles under his belt – and we still have 12 more days in February! Other members of the team have been bike riding, swimming or playing soccer. Keep up the good work team! The moral of the story here is, even if you’re hurt or chocolates are taunting you, don’t give up. You’re not alone, and there’s always something you can do to keep building your stamina, even if it’s not running.