This week, Weight Watchers kicks off its Walk-It Challenge, a 6-week plan to get people off their duffs and train for a 5K (3.1-mile) walk by June 6.
I've been off my own duff for some time, but I like the idea of training for something, so I'm up for the Challenge. To kick things off on Sunday, I bounded out of the house at 8 a.m., before it got too sweltering, to walk over to the park and hit the walking trail.
I had my iPod tuned to a Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy podcast, which can always make the time fly, and before I knew it, 45 minutes had flown by. The goal on the Walk-It Challenge training plan page for today was a mere 10 minutes.
Weight Watchers members and subscribers to Weightwatchers.com have access to the full training guide and other articles, tips and tools. But if you aren't a member, you'll still have access to tips and encouragement to get more active.
I'll be training for the June 6 Walk-It 5K in Boca Raton, FL. To see whether there's a 5K near you, check the Walk It Day page HERE at the Road Runners Club of America. If there isn't one near you, you can find other 5K events in your area HERE.
I'll be checking in every Monday on my 5K training and hope you'll join me on the journey. C'mon, 5K is only 3.1 miles. You can do it!