BIB USE SUGGESTION: BIRTHDAY RUN STREAK Happy Birthday to you! Enjoy the cake and ice cream, gifts, and well wishes. Once your personal calendar page turns, 364 days are ahead of you at the higher, plus-1-year age.
Do birthdays bring out the resolutions in you, even if that date doesn’t fall around the winter holidays? Promises that this is the age at which you will get in shape, increase your power, get sculpted abs?
If the new B-Day resolutions haven’t thus far led to a turnaround in your physical fitness/health, it might be that expectations are unreasonable, just like they often are in January.
One approach might be to TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF yourself on this momentous occasion and make it a physically fun day before you get into the celebratory food and drinks. Start a BIRTHDAY RUN STREAK. Plan to run at least a mile (run/walk if needed) soon after getting up in the morning. Wear the bib or keep in your pocket. On it, record your time, weather conditions, how you felt, your plans to celebrate later, and one (1) fitness goal.
Use this same bib, year after year; for inspiration and motivation, or just for an annual bit of fun.
BRIDGE TO PHYSICAL SELF
Running, walking, and fitness activities enable us to experience our physical selves in a world mostly accessed through use of fingers on a mobile device.
EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health and longevity.
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