2.1.19

RED January - Active Every Day

This January, I have signed up for RED January. A month long challenge to keep active every day and support the charity Mind at the same time.


Over 30,000 people sign up for RED every year and in previous years the focus has been on running every day, but my work/life schedule meant that I couldn't commit to doing a run every day and I didn't want to fall at the first hurdle! Undoubtedly, this challenge is a great way to refocus you after Christmas, and I've seen the positive impact it's had on friends each year so I've been keen to get involved.

This year however, the focus has changed to 'keeping active every day' so I've signed up and started yesterday on New Years Day with a walk around my local estate with my boys. We only walked about 1.5miles, but it was nice to have family time for all of us away from screens and devices.

Tonight I've organised a local run with my running group and for the rest of the week I'll either do a walk or exercise at home. I also start my half marathon training plan in January, so doing a variety of exercises will help me get ready for that event in May.

I'm really excited about 2019 as I turn 40 this year and I've set myself a few goals already which are linked to my physical and mental health so I'll be sharing those on the blog soon!

For now, I'm taking baby steps and starting with getting RED in January to start my 2019 with a bang.



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