Wellness Wednesday Tip #7: Sign Up for a Race or Event in Your Area

     Happy #WellfieWednesday friends!

     First off a huge THANK YOU to everyone for keeping this wave rolling and congratulations for choosing to participate and improve your health each week! 

     This week’s tip is to sign up for a race or fitness event in your area! Signing up for an event is a great way to provide yourself with accountability for setting and sticking to a fitness goal. Most communities have 5k races around holidays and offer run/walk options if you are nervous about taking on too much at once. In many cases, you can also find a training group to help you stay consistent with your workouts leading up to the race! If you prefer to train on your own, there are free programs available online like the Couch to 5k Training Guide (http://www.c25k.com/) that take the guesswork out of preparing for your event. 

     Ask anyone who has participated in one of these events and they’ll tell you – it’s easy to get hooked! The buzz of the crowd on race day, the anticipation, the excitement leading up to the event, and the sense of accomplishment you gain from setting and meeting your goal… it’s a pretty incredible experience! Not to mention that following most races are big parties with music, food, and vendors giving out free products (like beer!). Check out some of the race finders below and challenge yourself to sign up today!

     Popular race finders: 

     More adventurous races: 

     So give it a shot, and let us know how it goes! Thanks again for all of the #WellfieWednesday support, be sure to post your pictures again this week and tag Patrick (@PBernerSPT) or myself (@Eric_in_AmERICa) and keep the wave of healthy change going!

- Dr. Eric Uveges, PT, DPT

- Dr. Patrick Berner, PT, DPT