Get up to Five - You Did It!
you did it!
The goal is complete
What a beautiful morning it was for your final run, not too hot and a bit of a breeze in parts and lots of shade - perfect conditions! We love the nervous energy at the start of a Final Run, once you get underway the nerves seem to disappear as you focus on the job at hand, and that is exactly what you did.
As a group you really supported each other and have now come to the end of this journey, we are very proud of you and you should be really proud of yourselves.
Take some time to reflect on what you have achieved over the last 8 weeks - so often we keep looking ahead at the next goal, but it is important to also see how far you have come ;o)
PHOTOS FROM SATURDAY
Below are the photos that were taken at your Final Run:
An important way for us to get the message out to people about what we do at Extra Mile Runners are through your testimonials. If you feel like it and have the time, we would appreciate it if you could make a comment on this Facebook post sharing what your experience was like with Extra Mile Runners:
Where to from here?
It is normal to feel a little "flat" after a goal is reached, so it is important to reset quickly and develop a plan for the next period.
With Christmas upon us, now is the time to relax and kick back with friends and family, but don't leave it too long before you get back into the routine you have created over the last period.
Here are a couple of tips that may help you to keep up good habits with your running:
- Try and stick to a routine of getting out the door 3 times a week. This may be for a light run, or a walk with a friend, the aim is to get your shoes on 3 times a week.
- Get friends and family involved. You have proven that running with a group has made you successful - how can you set this up so that you can use this tool to keep moving?
- Plan ahead. You know that planning ahead helps get out the door and do a session so how can you plan 3 sessions a week into your life over this time?
- Mother Nature. Get out and spend time in nature! Going for a walk or run in a beautiful place can be one of the most rewarding things you can do ;o)
- Re-set your goal.
- Look after yourself. If you have had niggles or injuries, now is the perfect time to sort them out! Yoga, stretch, massage and all that good stuff in preparation for your next goal.
Bring on 2018 with
Extra Mile Runners
Our next (and first programmes for 2018!) start the week beginning 22 January 2018.
If you want to continue your running with the Extra Mile Runners team we would love to see you back in the New Year! You can register via the websites:
Saturday Runners is our regular Saturday morning running group and ensures you get 1 group session in a week around your own training. All the details for Saturday Runners are here: www.saturdayrunners.co.nz
SATURDAY RUNNERS CHRISTMAS: PACK OF CARDS SESSION
...AND COLLECTION FOR THE CITY MISSION FOOD BANK
Date: Saturday 23 December
Location: North Hagley Park, Armagh Street Bridge entrance (you will see us!)
Coffee: Bunsen (the old Le Cafe in the Arts Centre), we have reserved the Mezzanine area.
Every year, the Saturday before Christmas we have a Christmas session for our team. It is a free session for everyone and is a bit of fun - we dress up in a Christmassey theme and have a slightly different kind of session - we would love to see you!
We also do a collection for the City Mission Food Bank, so if you would like to contribute a nonperishable food item, we deliver the goodies to the City Mission after the session.
How the session works:
Santa has a pack of cards. You run up to him and he draws a card from the pack - will it be a Heart, Club, Diamond, Spade an Ace or a Joker?
Each card "suit" has a station assigned to it (for example):
Hearts = shuttle runs
Diamonds = out and back run
Spade = combination shuttle run/pressups
Clubs = pressups
Beware the Ace or a Joker!
What ever card you get, you run to that station and do the exercise assigned to it. Once completed, you run back to Santa for the next card. Everyone works to their own pace, it's heaps of fun!
On behalf of all the team at Extra Mile Runners thank you for being awesome, we feel really privilledged to see you at your best, and we love how you embraced this experience. We hope to see you soon.
The team at Extra Mile Runners ;o)