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FOCUS ON FITNESS: Let's give ourselves a challenge

By Spalding Today Columnist

I always find that it’s good to get outside of my comfort zone and challenge myself if and where possible…

Summer is hopefully on its way and if you search online there are always lots of fitness challenges going on up and down the UK.

Such as…

• London Moonwalk half or full.

• Tough Mudder 5k or 10k

• Race for Lfe 5k or 10k

• Pretty Muddy 5k or 10k

• The GreatEastern Half Marathon.

Once you have made that commitment and put your name down then it really pushes you and gives you the incentive to get moving (literally).

It’s also a good excuse to get together with a group of like minded friends so you naturally support and encourage each other to do well and push at that goal.

Exercise, of course, is improving your health and fitness levels but for me it’s also a social thing which is why I enjoy throwing myself into different challenges.

It makes me happy, I meet new people and it gives me a confidence boost.

Even if it’s not a challenge like the list above and it’s simply taking up a new sport, joining a gym or maybe even a fitness class, it’s still putting ourselves out there, getting fit and having fun. It’s also a great way of meeting and making new friends.

Our health is our wealth and without it we have nothing which is why it’s so important to look after not only our bodies but our minds also.


The running bug has struck - and first half marathon drove me on


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