It's Christmas Time!
This can be a tricky time to keep active - it is also a fun, social and delicious time of year! As we work our way through the Christmas 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.
Don't be too hard on yourself. If you aren't as disciplined as you have been over this last period with the group - don't beat yourself up about it. Reset as soon as you can and just get your shoes on. Even if it is for a 20minute walk and a gossip.
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. Some of you may be heading away - so 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)
Use the programme. You have the programme so use it! Print it off and stick it on your fridge so you have a focus. Do a level that you feel is realistic and start ticking off the sessions.
Have a goal. Set yourself a goal over this time. If you are thinking of coming back to the group in January, do you want to be jogging for a certain period of time before you start back or do you want to be starting back injury/niggle-free?
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 2020.
Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year holiday!
Our first teams for 2020
Our first teams for 2020 start starting 20 January and we will be geared up for a big year of helping our teams progress their running journey!
Registrations are open for our next Get up to Five and Club10k teams via the Join Now page on this website, and also check out our Extra Mile Runners Membership options - which we are introducing starting 20 January!
Just finally, on behalf of all of us at Extra Mile Runners, thank you for letting us be part of your running journey over the last 8 weeks. We have really enjoyed getting to know our new faces and help develop those of you who have been with us for a while! It has been a wonderful team full of amazing people and we are very privileged to have been part of your growth.
Have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year and hopefully we will see you back in 2020 to help take you to the next level within your running.
Your team at Extra Mile Runners