Last Thanksgiving, I beat my 5K PR. And it felt amazing. And I want to do it again…who wants to join me? (You can’t have my turkey medal.)
As part of my partnership with Fitfluential, I am able to participate in a sponsorship with Under Armour for the What’s Beautiful campaign. To me though, it feels more than a promotional campaign. It feels like a whole movement…encouraging women to become stronger together, physically and emotionally. It’s designed to encourage women to push themselves to become stronger athletes by setting fitness goals and joining together to help one another achieves these goals. I LOVE the concept of group goal setting; I find so much motivation through the support of others with common goals.
Every week, Under Armour will give away prizes to the participants and highlight the top performers on their site. And in 8 weeks, they’ll announce 10 finalists who have shown the best progress towards their goals. In July, three winners will win a trip Costa Rica – it’s on my travel bucket list! – for a 4-day retreat.
I just set up my goal – Beat my 5K PR. If you have that same goal, you can join my team (please do!!) or set your own goal and start your own group. Click here to register and then you can set individual and team goals.
Team 5K PR Killers – hehe. That will be us! You don’t need to have the same PR goal as me – whatever your PR is, just aim to beat it and you’re a perfect fit for my team!
My current PR is 21:27…and I think I can beat that without too much work. So, I’m setting a pretty lofty goal. Run a 20:30 5K. That will be a serious challenge. I’m not gonna say impossible – because few things are! – but it will take some serious dedication! So I’m gonna need your support!
To get started on my goal, I ran hard on Friday and Saturday. I can’t be content with average runs anymore; I need to get out of my comfort zone, do some intervals, do some track workouts, run with people who are so much faster than me it almost makes me mad, and work on some hamstring and glute strength. (basically all the things I outlined in my post about how I significantly increased my running speed over the past few years! Taking my own medicine is hard sometimes.;)
If you’re not going to go after a new 5K PR, tell me which fitness goal you do want to set!