I can’t speak for anyone else, but I am LOVING the #walk400 challenge so far!
I will freely admit I overindulged during the silly season and being unable to run gave me an excuse to sit around and, you know, not run.
In fairness I think my body really needed a decent break after the rigours of last year, but by January 1st I was SO READY to get moving and have a plan again.
I’ve not walked for a while, having favoured running, so I’d forgotten some of the awesome things about it.
Being low impact it isn’t causing me any pain in my bodgy ankle, hooray! I’ve had a gorgeous walk with my 10 year old and we just chatted and laughed in a way that was different to how we would at home. I’ve also been listening to podcasts when I walk on my own… I prefer music when I run but gosh have I listened to some inspiring conversations this week. Lots of food for thought as I enjoyed the feeling of working my body, but not pushing it like running does.
I’m super excited to share with you some of the great prizes you can win as part of #walk400 as well! To be eligible you just need to have joined our group in the forum (be sure to say hi and tell us how you are going with it!) and have shared an update via your social media with the hashtags #walk400 and #operationmove. Easy!
Each week starting next Saturday, we will announce a weekly prize of a $25 Gift Voucher thanks to our friends at She Science. If you are a woman who moves you want to get acquainted with this crew! We’ll be sharing more about them in a few weeks, but I’m super excited to be working with this brilliant young business in 2014.
AND we have some specific challenge prizes from the great crew at Rockwear too! These will be judged based on Strava data so be sure to have joined the Operation Move Strava club. Alternatively if you don’t use Strava, you can take a photo of your tracking device and share that via your social media with our hashtags to be in the running.
Rockwear are happy to be supporting #walk400 with the following prizes:
Longest Distance: Rockwear Drink Bottle, Headband & 30% off voucher
Fastest Pace: Rockwear Visor, Socks & 30% off voucher
Longest Overall Distance: Rockwear Fit Pack consisting of Towel, Drink Bottle, Headband & 30% off voucher
Greatest Elevation: Rockwear Headband, Socks & 30% off voucher
All Participants: 20% off voucher
To receive your Rockwear voucher (which may be used instore or online) please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, email address and contact number. You will then receive the Rockwear newsletter and be in the draw to win a $250 voucher each three months as well!
Hope you’re having as much fun as I am! Just keep walking!
Jo H says
Oh what awesome prizes!! I am loving this challenge sick! Hubby and the kids are loving it too. I’m missing my ‘me time’ a little but that’s just more incentive to get out and run other days 😉 I’m gonna be all kinds of fit by the time school goes back! I’ve even packed my running/walking gear for a holiday at my Mum’s. Who the heck am I??!!
Excellent prizes Kate 😀 I haven’t been out as much as I wanted so far but it’s early days yet!
Samantha Stone says
Great prizes Kate 🙂 I am so excited about this #walk400 challenge because it is so doable for me – a total non-runner! hahaha
Miss Cinders says
Wow! Just seen this! Very cool 🙂 Thankyou Rockwear and She Science for getting behind our community! *thumbs up*
Wahoo to prizes. Contemplating about going out for a walk 20 min walk tonight and that will mean I’ve cracked the 200min mark 🙂
Wow that’s awesome! Why did I not know about this? Going to attempt to get back into it tonight after a few days off. And then tomorrow going to attempt to do a full hour in one hit.
I think I can I think I can….